February 2010

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Coming soon: Archaeology, GIS and Cultural Resource Management in Trinidad

A new book by Dr Basil Reid entitled Archaeology, GIS and Cultural Resource Management in Trinidad will be released in March. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing, this volume explores the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the cultural resource management of precolonial archaeological sites in Trinidad, the Caribbean's southernmost island.

The book produces predictive models of selected watersheds in Trinidad based on GIS. It also addresses important issues relating to GIS data input, access, retrieval and data management within the context of Trinidad’s archaeology. Also included is a discourse on the history of archaeology research in Trinidad, the island's physical environment and the role of GIS in settlement archaeology and cultural resource management.

Dr Reid is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of History at The UWI. He is the author of Myths and Realities of Caribbean History and the editor of both Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean and A Crime Solving Toolkit: Forensics in the Caribbean.

Copies can be pre-ordered from Arnaud Cathan, the Acquistions Editor of Lambert Academic Publishing; e-mail: a.cathan@lap-publishing.com. The book is also available at UWI Bookshop.