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Research in the Central Part of Severynivka Hillfort (Quadrats F80, F90, G71, G81)

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The article deals with excavations in the central part of Severynivka hillfort. In the mentioned area there was found and studied a part of the large multi-layered complex, which is considered as the remains of probable public worship structure. In the complex filling there were revealed numerous finds of wares, including a number of complete tableware and miniature forms, tools, jewelry and weapons. Also there were traced the tracks of rites administering that is recorded by the physical layout of objects in the complex and a female jaw find.

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Light Stable Isotope Analysis of Diet in Corded Ware Culture Communities: Święte, Jarosław District, South-Eastern Poland

-139. Katzenberg M.A. 1989 Stable isotope analysis of archaeological faunal remains from Southern Ontario. Journal of Archaeological Science 16: 319-329. Katzenberg A.M. 2000 Stable isotope analysis: a tool for studying past diet, demography, and life history. In: A.M. Katzenberg, S.R. Saunders (Eds) Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton , 413-441. New York. Kośko A., Włodarczak P. 2018 A Final Eneolithic research inspirations: Subcarpathia borderlands between eastern and western Europe. Baltic-Pontic Studies 23: 259-291. Kośko A., Klochko V

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Anthropological Description of Skeletal Material from the Dniester Barrowcemetery Complex, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast (Ukraine)

hyperostosis. Human Biology 49(3): 471-83. Lanphear K.M. 1990 Frequency and distribution of enamel hypoplasias in a historic skeletal sample. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 81(1): 35-43. Li H., Durbin R. 2009 Fast and accurate short read alignment with Burrows-Wheeler transform. Bioinformatics 25(14): 1754-1760. Li H., Handsaker B., Wysoker A., Fennell T., Ruan J., Homer N., Marth G., Abecasis G., Durbin R. 2009 The Sequence Alignment/Map format and SAM tools. Bioinformatics 25(16): 2078

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Status of Animals in Funerary Rituals of Founders and Users of Ceremonial Centres of the Yampil Barrow Cemetery Complex(4th/3rd-2nd Millenium BC). A Zooarchaeological Perspective

tool: a comparative study of the Romano-British and Medieval periods (held in the archives of University of Cambridge). Cambridge. Silver I. 1969 The ageing of domestic animals. In: D. Brothwell, E. Higgs (Eds) Science in archaeology, 2nd ed., 283-302. London. Shaposhnikova O.G, Fomenko V.N., Dovzhenko N.D. 1986 Yamnaya kulturno-istoricheskaya Oblast (yuzhnobugskiy variant). Kiev. Subbotin L.V. 1993 Nekotorye aspekty khoziaystvenno-proizvodstvennoy deyatelnosti yamnykh i katakombnykh plemen stepnoy zony Severo

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Builders and Users of Ritual Centres, Yampil Barrow Complex: Studies of Diet Based on Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Composition

genera Panicum and Setaria from archaeological sites in the Old World. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 17 (Suppl 1): 5-18. Jones M., Hunt H., Kneale C., Lightfoot E., Lister D., Liu X., Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G. 2016 Food globalisation in prehistory: The agrarian foundations of an interconnected continent. Journal of the British Academy 4: 73-87. Katzenberg A.M. 2000 Stable isotope analysis: a tool for studying past diet, demography, and life history. In: Katzenberg A.M., Saunders S.R. (Eds) Biological Anthropology of the Human

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Relief visualization techniques using free and open source GIS tools

shaded relief representation by clustering aspect. “The Cartographical Journal” Vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 291−300. Veronesi F., Hurni L., 2015, A GIS tool to increase the visual quality of relief shading by automatically changing the light direction. “Computers and Geosciences” Vol. 74, pp. 121−127. Viljoen D., Harris J., 2006, Saturation and value modulation (SVM): A new method for integrating color and grey-scale imagery. “Digital Mapping Techniques ‘06 − Workshop Proceedings, 11−14 June 2006”. Columbus, Ohio. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007

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An evaluation of GIS tools for generating area cartograms

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The purpose of this article is to report a study aimed at systematic assessment of the functionality of commercially available software for the automatic generation of area cartograms. The issue of the wide choice of algorithms developed over the years for generating various types of surfaces has also been raised.

Cartograms (called also anamorphic maps) are constructed by changing the surface area of each spatial unit in step with the corresponding value of the mapped thematic variable (area cartogram) or changing accordingly the distance between the preselected focal point and other points on the map (distance cartogram). Depending on the shape of mapping units, the following three types of area cartograms can be distinguished:

  • proportional symbol cartograms were the original shapes of mapping units have been replaced with simple geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles or circles (for example, Dorling Circle Cartograms, square cartogram);
  • continuous regular cartograms where the shapes of areal units on the map resemble the actual shapes of the mapped units but their boundaries have been geometrized to consist of perpendicular sections;
  • continuous irregular cartograms where the shapes of areal units on the map resemble the actual shapes of the mapped units but unit boundaries are not straight lines.

Cartograms can also be constructed to preserve spatial contiguity (continuous cartograms) or not (noncontinuous cartograms), with the latter often preserving the underlying neighborhood relationships to some degree.

While constructing area cartogram, one needs to decide first the type of a surface to be developed, and therefore, the algorithm to be applied. The next step in map construction is the choice of software, where tool selection depends often on the predetermined type of the cartogram.

The study surveyed five programs for the construction of area cartograms – all available free of charge. Each of those software tools was used to generate area cartograms portraying data from the 2010 presidential election in Poland.

Two groups of area cartograms where generated for the purpose of this study: maps of the entire Poland by voivodships, showing the number of valid votes cast for the two presidential candidates in each voivodship, and maps of the Mazowieckie voivodship by county, portraying the number of valid votes cast for the individual candidates in each county.

The subsequent in-depth assessment of surveyed programs took into account eleven criteria including the number of cartogram types that might be developed using each program, availability of tools for the proper legend construction and display, possibility of supplementing the cartogram with complementary choropleth maps, the option for inserting map labels, the type of spatial data that can be used in the software (reference to points, lines, polygons) and so on.

The study has demonstrated that the tool included in the ArcGIS (Cartogram Utility for ArcGIS) best met the survey criteria scoring 9 points. The application Scape Toad placed second (7.5 pts.), while MapViewer 7 came third (6.25 pts.).

When generating cartograms in the available GIS programs, one should also pay attention to the visual qualities of the generated maps, and in particular, to the resemblance of shapes of spatial units on the map to the their actual geographic boundaries. Since the shape outlines obtained on the map vary depending on the underlying geodetic reference system, the best coordinate system for the mapped area should be selected. However, if such system cannot be used within a given cartogram generating tool, then the obtained cartogram should be exported and refined with some general software package for graphic editing.

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Translation memory and computer assisted translation tool for medieval texts

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Translation memories (TMs), as part of Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools, support translators reusing portions of formerly translated text. Fencing books are good candidates for using TMs due to the high number of repeated terms. Medieval texts suffer a number of drawbacks that make hard even “simple” rewording to the modern version of the same language. The analyzed difficulties are: lack of systematic spelling, unusual word orders and typos in the original. A hypothesis is made and verified that even simple modernization increases legibility and it is feasible, also it is worthwhile to apply translation memories due to the numerous and even extremely long repeated terms. Therefore, methods and algorithms are presented 1. for automated transcription of medieval texts (when a limited training set is available), and 2. collection of repeated patterns. The efficiency of the algorithms is analyzed for recall and precision.

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The comparative analysis of selected interactive data presentation techniques on the example of the land use structure in the commune of Tomice

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