Viewed from above: extracting the built environment from the ancient Purépecha site of Angamuco through development of a new methodology
This thesis utilizes commonly used GIS tools to develop a methodology capable of extracting the built environment from the complex topology of the ancient Purépecha site of Angamuco located in Michoacán, Mexico. Unlike lowland areas and coastal regions Angamuco sits upon a volcanic malpaís consisting of rolling hills, small valleys, complex ridgelines, and a multitude of microtopographic features creating a complex physical landscape. This topographically complex landscape creates unique challenges in extracting subtle archaeological features and requires a new methodology to separate the built ...
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