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Contextualising previous excavation: the implications of applying GPS survey and GIS modelling techniques to Watton Priory, East Yorkshire

Chapman, Henry; Fenwick, Helen

Authors

Henry Chapman

Abstract

Current understanding of archaeological sites often relies upon plans compiled before the advent of modern archaeological techniques. Such plans were often created with a specific purpose in mind that might be less helpful for modern study. In this paper, the potential of applying new approaches to prospection, using GPS and GIS technologies, is examined with relation to Watton Priory, East Yorkshire. The results of this study demonstrate how the previous plan of the site is spatially limited, with features extending into the wider landscape. Furthermore, it appears that some of the interpretations of the site based upon this earlier plan might be incorrect due to these. It is concluded that the re-appraisal of sites is crucial prior to the construction of new interpretations.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002
Journal Medieval Archaeology
Print ISSN 0076-6097
Electronic ISSN 1754-817x
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Pages 81-89
Institution Citation Chapman, H., & Fenwick, H. (2002). Contextualising previous excavation: the implications of applying GPS survey and GIS modelling techniques to Watton Priory, East Yorkshire. Medieval Archaeology, 46, 81-89. https://doi.org/10.1179/med.2002.46.1.81
DOI https://doi.org/10.1179/med.2002.46.1.81
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/med.2002.46.1.81
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