Practical applications of computers in archaeological study

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Sun, Pao-Kong
Fuelling, Clinton P.
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Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1981.
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Practical applications of computers in archaeological study has been employed by archaeologists for more than fifteen years. However, it is still in its infancy. Having had background in both archaeological and computer science fields, the author is interested in knowing how much work has been done on this topic.There are three approaches for this research: literature review, questionnaire analysis, and the author's own practical applications.The author will first analyze the results of the questionnaire, then he will describe some general computer applications to archaeology other than the data bank, including some real computer applications for the data from two sites of Central Taiwan excavated by the author some five years ago. Third, a variety of data banks will be described. Fourth, problems in computer application in archaeological study will be identified. Fifth, future trends in computer archaeology will be predicated. Finally, he will draw his conclusions.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306