Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean

Event Date(s): 02/05/2008

There will be a book launch in Lecture Room 2 of the Learning Resource Centre on Friday May 02, 2008 at 4:00 pm, the book 'Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean' is edited by Basil A. Reid and published by the University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, U.S.A. Contributors to the volume are Basil A. Reid, Bheshem Ramlal, Josh Torres, Reniel Rodriguez Ramos, Kevin Farmer, Grant Gilmore III, Douglas Armstrong, Stephan Lenik, David Knight, Mark Hauser, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Ivor Conolley, Eric Klingelhofer and Roger Leech.

Geoinformatics pertains to the application of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, aerial photography, photogrammetry, cartography, global positioning systems (GPS) and geophysical surveys. Addressing the use of geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this volume is based on case studies drawn from specific island territories, namely, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as inter-island interaction and landscape conceptualization in the Caribbean region. Geoinformatics is especially critical within the Caribbean where site destruction is intense due to storm surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, as well as commercial development along the very waterfronts that were home to many prehistoric peoples. By demonstrating that the region is fertile ground for the application of geoinformatics in archaeology, this volume places a well needed scholarly spotlight on the Caribbean.

The book should be of considerable interest to archaeologists, historians, environmentalists, museologists, engineers, ecologists, heritage managers, historic preservationists, cultural studies scholars, land surveyors, geophysicists, and geoinformatics specialists working in the region.




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  • Dr. Basil Reid

  • Faculty/Department

    History,  Faculty of  Humanities & Education

  • Tel.: Ext. 3306
  • Email: Basil.Reid@sta.uwi.edu