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dc.contributor.advisorWalter, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHil, Greg
dc.date.available2018-07-11T21:30:14Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationHil, G. (2018). Better management through measurement: Assessing the conditions of coastal archaeological sites using spatial technologies—applied to Blueskin Bay, New Zealand (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8204en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8204
dc.description.abstractThe world’s coastlines are becoming increasingly volatile for archaeological sites. This instability can be primarily attributed to climate change and its associated influence on oceanic processes, which are aggravating already unfavourable conditions for the endurance of coastal sites. Alongside these adverse developments have been rapid improvements in the abilities of scientists to observe, measure, and model the effects of those impacts. For archaeologists, advances in computers and spatial technologies offer the capability of quickly and accurately recording real-world positions of archaeological features across large coastal landscapes. This digitised site information can be incorporated into monitoring projects and spatial analysis, ultimately providing opportunities for improved site management strategies. Although these capabilities have been available for some time, many coastal nations, including New Zealand, have failed to fully implement them widely into site surveys or site management. As such, this thesis presents a three-step approach for assessing the conditions of coastal archaeological sites through a synthesis of documentary research, an in-person site survey, and computer-based spatial analysis. This methodological approach is then applied to Blueskin Bay, a New Zealand-based case study area. Together, the three phases divulged a significant amount of information about the estuary including its past and present site conditions, as well as the trajectories of shoreline change (erosion and progradation), and the possible future impact of rising sea levels across site areas. In addition to the presentation and application of the assessment approach are discussions regarding site management in New Zealand, coastal archaeological site impacts, spatial technologies, and the efficacy and limitations of the presented approach.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectBlueskin Bay
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectGPS
dc.subjectDSAS
dc.subjectLiDAR
dc.subjectCoastal Archaeology
dc.subjectClimate Change
dc.subjectSea Level Rise
dc.subjectErosion
dc.subjectArchSite
dc.subjectSite Management
dc.subjectSpatial Technologies
dc.subjectArchaeological Site Conditions
dc.titleBetter management through measurement: Assessing the conditions of coastal archaeological sites using spatial technologies—applied to Blueskin Bay, New Zealand
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-07-11T06:03:30Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of Anthropology and Archaeology
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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