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## Past landscapes in the context of spatial data. Cutting-edge technology and interpretative potential of archaeology for selected areas of Pomerania

### Łukasz Banaszek

#### Abstract

The main aim of the thesis was to identify the relation between application of cutting-edge technology in archaeological research and the interpretative potential of this field of humanities. It was reached due to recognition of consequences which were brought by the use of spatial data (generated by Airborne Laser Scanning and thereafter processed and analysed with Geographic Information Systems). The identification was carried out within the bounds of four levels of interaction of technology and interpretative potential of archaeology. For the purposes of the thesis selected areas of Pomerania: forested vicinities of Polanów (county Koszalin), Stary Kraków, as well as Wrześnica and Sławsko (county Sławno) were used as testing grounds for the application of Airborne Laser Scanning in studies on the past landscapes, which are a particular aspect of present reality. Results revealed that the use of the method in archaeological research on Pomerania led to an acquisition of data of a new kind and quality, referred to a contemporarily constructed meanings of the past. In consequence major changes in understanding of the past were caused. It provoked also a significant deliberation on the essence of archaeological studies and their procedure, and forced the deconstruction of such categories as archaeological source and narration.
Record ID
UAM36341ab42a6c4e849fa5f59b75a450ca
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Przeszłe krajobrazy w kontekście danych przestrzennych. Współczesne technologie i możliwości interpretacyjne archeologii dla wybranych obszarów Pomorza
Title in English
Past landscapes in the context of spatial data. Cutting-edge technology and interpretative potential of archaeology for selected areas of Pomerania
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
archeology / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.1 archaeology
Status
Finished
Defense Date
01-06-2015
Title date
01-06-2015
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/13077 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
landscape studies, spatial data, interpretative potential airborne lser scanning, Pomerania
Abstract in English
The main aim of the thesis was to identify the relation between application of cutting-edge technology in archaeological research and the interpretative potential of this field of humanities. It was reached due to recognition of consequences which were brought by the use of spatial data (generated by Airborne Laser Scanning and thereafter processed and analysed with Geographic Information Systems). The identification was carried out within the bounds of four levels of interaction of technology and interpretative potential of archaeology. For the purposes of the thesis selected areas of Pomerania: forested vicinities of Polanów (county Koszalin), Stary Kraków, as well as Wrześnica and Sławsko (county Sławno) were used as testing grounds for the application of Airborne Laser Scanning in studies on the past landscapes, which are a particular aspect of present reality. Results revealed that the use of the method in archaeological research on Pomerania led to an acquisition of data of a new kind and quality, referred to a contemporarily constructed meanings of the past. In consequence major changes in understanding of the past were caused. It provoked also a significant deliberation on the essence of archaeological studies and their procedure, and forced the deconstruction of such categories as archaeological source and narration.
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM36341ab42a6c4e849fa5f59b75a450ca/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM36341ab42a6c4e849fa5f59b75a450ca

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