is a simplified DOS based GIS for working
provenienced artifact data. It allows the user to map any group
of square or levels, to color code the map by artifact type or
level, and to link the artifacts on this map to their respective
records in associated databases. This program was developed by
Harold L. Dibble and
Shannon P. McPherron to
deal with the data coming
from the excavation of Combe-Capelle Bas, France. Several others,
however, have converted their own datasets into
the same format and are using the program. The data set
distributed here with the program consists of only one unit from
Combe-Capelle Bas. To obtain the full data set,
you can either purchase
CD-ROM or download it from our web site.
Because the program is written in DOS, it will run on a wide range of computers and requires extremely little in the way of computer resources. It has been tested on Windows 95 and 98. It very likely runs on Windows 2000/XP/ME as well. We now use a Windows based version of this program (Plot).