A Gis-Based Archaeological Predictive Model for the Study of Protohistoric Location-Allocation Strategies (Eastern Lessinia, VR/VI)

Anita Casarotto, Armando De Guio, Francesco Ferrarese & Giovanni Leonardi
The paper proposes a predictive model to simulate an ancient landscape in the Eastern Lessinia (Northeastern Italy) during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The aim is to calculate, using GIS tools, the optimal locations for settlements considering some environmental factors that could have affected human decisions. By exploiting GIS suitability maps, it has been possible to predict the presence of undiscovered archaeological sites: this methodology could provide a powerful tool for Cultural Resource...