Constructing the Sacred: Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Introduction: Note 44

A review of these techniques can be found in David Wheatley and Mark Gillings, “Vision, Perception and GIS: Developing Enriched Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Visibility,” in Beyond the Map: Archaeology and Spatial Technologies, ed. G. R. Lock (Amsterdam: IOS, 2000), 1–27. Useful discussions of GIS-based visibility analysis, including more recent developments, can be found in Damon Ortega and Mark Lake, “Compute-Intensive GIS Visibility Analysis of the Settings of Prehistoric Stone Circles,” in Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces, ed. Andrew Bevan and Mark Lake (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast, 2013), 213-42, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315431932 and Rachel Opitz, “An Experiment in Using Visual Attention Metrics to Think About Experience and Design Choices in Past Places,” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 24, no. 4 (2017): 1203–26, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-016-9310-2.

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