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Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BCCrossing the Divide$
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Tom Moore and Xosê-Lois Armada

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567959

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199567959.001.0001

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Stelae Iconography and Landscape in South-west Iberia

Stelae Iconography and Landscape in South-west Iberia

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(p.135) 4 Stelae Iconography and Landscape in South-west Iberia
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Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC
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Sebastián Celestino Pérez

Victorino Mayoral Herrera

José Ángel Salgado Carmona

Rebeca Cazorla Martín

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199567959.003.0004

This chapter discusses research on south-western stelae. It suggests that a greater effort to obtain reliable and precise locations for the stelae is essential in order to undertake accurate studies of their spatial distribution; in this regard there is still a lot to do, but with the support of geographic information technologies a high-quality cartographic base can be produced. These same technical resources can be a valuable asset in guiding research on the functional and general interpretation of the stelae. Starting with the large-scale study of their distribution within the Iberian peninsula, a range of spatial analysis techniques enable new perspectives, in particular allowing for the varied density and distribution of the stelae to be objectified.

Keywords:   archaeological research, archaeology, stelae, Iberian peninsula

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