New Eyes on the Old World
Archaeologists, historians, and cultural resource managersunderstand the importance o geography. Its variables exerta strong inuence on human behavior today, just as it didin the past. Geography also inuences the degree to whicharchaeological and historical sites are exposed to and impactedby human activity and natural orces.GIS acilitates mapping to analyze depositional patterns, catalogand quantiy cultural resources, and provide a well-structureddescriptive and analytical tool or identiying spatial patterns. Itis also an invaluable tool or protecting and stewarding culturalresources into the uture.