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      Exploring the topography of mind: GIS, social space and archaeology

      Antiquity

      Cambridge University Press (CUP)

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          The later-prehistoric linear ditches that divide the chalk landscape of Wessex, south England, are markers in an area. It is a topographic space. The ditches seem to be placed with a view to their visibility in the landscape. It is a human topographic space. A GIS study of the ditches' place, in terms of what a human sees in moving acros undulating ground, goes beyond that environmental determinism which underlies many GIS studies.

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                Antiquity
                Antiquity
                Cambridge University Press (CUP)
                0003-598X
                1745-1744
                September 1996
                January 2015
                : 70
                : 269
                : 612-622
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                10.1017/S0003598X00083745
                © 1996

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