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21st-century technology helps Princeton U historian John Haldon study Byzantine era

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Princeton University historian John Haldon, a leading authority on medieval Byzantine history, can't really remember a time when history didn't intrigue him....

These days, Haldon is a professor of Byzantine history and Hellenic studies at Princeton....

...[O]ne of the ambitious enterprises in which he is currently engaged, which began four years ago, is the Euchaita/Avkat Project in Turkey, near the current-day village of Beyozu....

One of the project's unusual aspects is that it has integrated GIS (geographical information system) technology and mapping right from the beginning of the research.

"We can basically reconstruct the medieval landscape, land-use patterns, communications network, hydrology" and other information into computer models, he said....
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