Book ID: CBB663549068

Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past (2022)


Mark D. McCoy (Author)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 278
Language: English

Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before? Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity’s distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.

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Authors & Contributors
Merrill, Christopher
Andrejevic, Mark
Hayes, Joy
McLeod, Kembrew
Copenhaver, Brian P.
Hamel, Jürgen
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Spontaneous Generations
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Verlag Harri Deutsch
Monsenstein und Vannerdat
University of Chicago Press
University of Iowa
Johns Hopkins University Press
Rennes en Sciences
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Technology, general histories
Geospatial analysis; geospatial data
Imaging technology
Time perception
Industrial archaeology
Ficino, Marsilio
Meitner, Lise
Hudson, Kenneth
Roland W. Robbins
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
United States
Middle and Near East
Maryland (U.S.)
Virginia (U.S.)
Great Britain
Alabama (U.S.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
United States. Office of Naval Research
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Society for Industrial Archeology

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