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A dwelling place in bits

Cripps, Paul, Earl, Graeme and Wheatley, David (2006) A dwelling place in bits Journal of Iberian Archaeology, 8, pp. 25-39.

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This paper considers computed means for constructing and interrogating prehistoric architectures. We ask where the ‘landscapes’ created through points and arcs divide us from the prehistory we seek and whether in fact these virtual landscapes offer new prehistoric places in which to dwell. Taking as a starting point the formulation of models of prehistoric space the paper considers how habitual computed action, constrained as much by technological systems as by archaeological information, and informed by analytical approaches to such ‘architectures’, defines places usefully from which to consider dwelling choices and dwelling experiences. By considering the development of landscape as a complex cultural continuum, incorporating both prehistoric architectures and natural features reinterpreted through the environmental experience of successive generations, it becomes possible to produce parallel dwelling places in virtual worlds which we can inhabit, and from which we can develop novel narratives of the past.

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Published date: January 2006
Keywords: avebury archaeological computing gis


Local EPrints ID: 41941
ISSN: 0874-2677
PURE UUID: d7e8e887-c74b-4d93-a714-fdfe1d9fad17
ORCID for Graeme Earl: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Oct 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:25

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Author: Paul Cripps
Author: Graeme Earl ORCID iD
Author: David Wheatley

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