Describing and Comparing Archaeological Spatial Structures Case Study Meymanat Abad

Bita Sodaei, Rohollah Yosefi Zoshk, Hojat Hmadpour, Majid Zeighami, Saeed Baghizadeh


Traditionally, occupation phases, without clearly identifiable contexts, have been excavated according to arbitrarily defined vertical spits. The disadvantages of this approach are obvious—where occupation occurred on an undulating or sloped surface, stratigraphic levels or activity horizons, if they existed, are often unlikely to be identified and it becomes almost impossible to differentiate different phases of occupation within any period. Recently, three-dimensional recording of artefact locations with survey equipment, such as total stations, has become more common on these types of sites. In this paper, this method for recording and modeling stratigraphic relationships using 3D analysis a ”Arcmap” programs is applied.

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