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Analysis of Road Networks in West Mexican Ancient cities

This research focuses on understanding the social implications of the road network of the ancient city of Angamuco in West Mexico (250-1530 CE). This study combines the use of fieldwork techniques with spatial, image and network analyses to better understand  a network of 1500 urban roads.


The project relies on the use of LiDAR data, with ground proofing,  to identify road segments, pathways, intersections and other associated movement technology.


This information will be used to explore the temporal and configurational relationships between roads using network analysis and see how can be helpful to learn how roads developed, how they were experienced and ultimately how they influenced systems of social definition and integration.


This work is part of a dissertation research funded through the National Science Foundation.

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