GIS, critique, representation and beyond

  title={GIS, critique, representation and beyond},
  author={Piraye Hac$\iota$g{\"u}zeller},
  journal={Journal of Social Archaeology},
  pages={245 - 263}
Geographical information systems (GIS) have been a part of archaeological research practices for over two decades, yet many significant questions related to the technology remain unanswered. Long-standing ambiguities about GIS use in archaeology can be associated with a particular research atmosphere within the discipline, where a large number of practitioners consider theory-laden critical approaches to GIS optional, if not peripheral, to conducting spatial analysis. This article calls on… 

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