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Geomancy:/ˈdʒiːə(ʊ)mansi/

1. the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously. 2. divination from the configuration of a handful of earth or random dots

Source: OED

Archaeology: /ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒi/

the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.

Source: OED

Archaeogeomancy: /ˌɑːkɪˈɒdʒiːə(ʊ)mansi/

A completely made up term which relates to the use of spatial technologies to infer information about the past by looking at the configuration of archaeological remains. A sort of reverse diviniation if you will and a play on words, my day job being archaeological geomatics.

This site covers all manner of subjects relating to the use of 2D and 3D spatial technologies used for the investigation in an archaeological context of sites, monuments, structures and landscapes, particularly the spatial patterning of archaeological sites within the landscape.

The site is managed by the owner and Principal Consultant of Archaeogeomancy, Paul Cripps, BA (Hons) Msc. A geomatics expert and having previously been employed by Wessex Archaeology, English Heritage, Southampton City Council, exeGesIS SDM and the University of Southampton, Paul is well placed to provide digital heritage services to the heritage community.