OBAH Geoarchaeology Division

GIS modelling of sub-surface topography

We use data gathered during borehole surveys of sub-surface sediments to model the changing landscape using GIS software. Such models help generate a picture of the evolving topography of a site, and can also be used as a predictive tool in the early stages of archaeological investigation. This allows for an understanding of archaeological material in its appropriate landscape context. Such data is also a useful stand-alone tool to better understand the dynamics of the changing Quaternary landscape.