International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Analysis of Spatial-Environmental Bronze Age Sites in Bampur Valley, Iran, with using GIS
Mohammd Mehdi Tavassoli, Ali Akbar Abtin, Davoud Saremi Naeeni

One of the advanced and new tools in archaeology is GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and its relative techniques. This article tries to investigate the application of GIS in spatial and environmental analysis of archeological sites in around of Bampur river, south-eastrn Iran. Therefore, all the descriptive and locational information related to archaeological sites and their spatial analysis is collected, categorized and converted to be entered into geographical information systems. To create a database of the above information, related informational layers are formed using the data collection and to illustrate, necessary analysis on the data is performed. The most important parts of spatial database layers are investigated. To reveal with using search and analysis capabilities of GIS is another effort. Eventually, spatial analysis of the area using GIS and also the importance and the role of Bampur river in the formation and demolishing of archeological sites of the third millennium B.C. are investigated. It can be said that Bampur river has played a vital role in making the settlements in 3rd. millennium B.C. in the region. The development of the region and even its collapse has been depended on fluctuations of this river.

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