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The Influence and Impact of Bioclimatic Indicators on the Evolution of Biosociety. A Geoarchaeological approach

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The present paper attempts to attribute the role of bioclimatic indexes and their importance in the development and evolution of cultures. With the aid of GIS, a case study is presented aiming to point out the use of GIS is the study of bioclimatic indexes in theoretical study fields, such as, in this case, in Archaeology and more specifically, in the field of Geoarchaeology. Geoarchaeology is not a discipline, but an interdisciplinary approach, which has everything to gain by taking geomorphological methods and techniques into account (Fouache et al., 2010). Τhe study area is the Prefecture of Messenia, located in south west Greece. The Prefecture of Messenia is one of the best documented areas of mainland Greece. It has been both extensively surveyed and excavated. The archaeological finds are numerous, dating from prehistory to the modern times. Thus, a vast amount of information has helped historians, archaeologists and other scientists to recreate the past.
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  • Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese, 24 100 Kalamata, Greece
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