By Dr. Basil A. Reid, Joshua M. Torres, David W Knight, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Bheshem Ramial, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Stephan T. Lenik, Richard Grant Gilmore III, Eric Klingehofer, Mark W. Hauser, Roger Henry Leech
Addressing using geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this quantity is predicated on case reviews drawn from particular island territories, particularly, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to inter-island interplay and panorama conceptualization within the Caribbean quarter. Geoinformatics is mainly severe in the Caribbean the place web site destruction is excessive as a result of hurricane surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, in addition to advertisement improvement alongside the very waterfronts that have been domestic to many prehistoric peoples. through demonstrating that the zone is fertile floor for the appliance of geoinformatics in archaeology, this quantity locations a well-needed scholarly highlight at the Caribbean.Contributors:Douglas V. Armstrong, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, R. provide Gilmore III, Mark W. Hauser, Eric Klingelhofer, David W. Knight, Roger H. Leech, Stephan Lenik, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Bheshem Ramlal, Basil A. Reid, Reniel Rodr?guez, Joshua M. Torres
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For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 2. Map of Trinidad showing the location of the watersheds in relation to the island’s physiography. You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 36 / Basil A. Reid the Caribbean’s most southerly island. The need to more effectively manage the pre-Columbian archaeology of Trinidad is pressing, given the continuing destruction and partial denudation of these sites as a direct result of agriculture, urbanization, and mining (Landell Mills Limited 1992).
Seven major classes constitute the Land Capability theme: (1) very good land that can be easily cultivated, (2) very good land, easily cultivated, for which simple protective measures are required, (3) good land that requires moderate to intensive conservation and management, (4) moderately good land that requires intensive conservation and management, (5) fairly good land that should be used for forest, tree crops, grazing, and buildings depending on the slope, (6) land unsuitable for agriculture because of slope and/or water limitations that should be left under indigenous growth or forest, and (7) land unsuitable for agriculture because of very steep slopes that should be left under indigenous growth or forest.
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Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory) by Dr. Basil A. Reid, Joshua M. Torres, David W Knight, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Bheshem Ramial, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Stephan T. Lenik, Richard Grant Gilmore III, Eric Klingehofer, Mark W. Hauser, Roger Henry Leech