Gazetteer of Aegean Civilisation in the Bronze Age (GABCA) References:
Background: Spatial Information: British Military Grid: Mediterranean Zone (BMZ)
Hope Simpson, R. & O. Dickinson. 1979 A Gazetteer of Aegean Civilisation in the Bronze Age. Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag
This gazetteer focuses on the Bronze Age sites of the Greek mainland, including around 1200 sites.
The spatial references used for the majority of sites are a truncated version of the co-ordinates used on the British Military map series GSGS 4439 (with the top and bottom of the full co-ordinates cut off) and a reference to the map-sheet that the site appears on. A script (gacba.script) has been written which can predict the full BMZ co-ordinates on the basis of the map-sheet number. With information kindly provided by the Defence Geographic and Imagery Agency (see the information on BMZ co-ordinates), it is then possible to convert these co-ordinates into Geodetic co-ordinates by using the GEOTRANS utility using a 'Lambert Conformal Conic' projection.
The British Military Grid for the Mediterranean Zone uses a 'Lambert Conic Conformal' projection (details given below) and is given in metres North and East from the false origin eg. 100,000mE, 230,000mN.
(Information provided by the British Defence Geographic and Imagery Agency)
Gazetteer of Aegean Civilisation in the Bronze Age (GABCA)
British Military Grid: Mediterranean Zone (BMZ)
Reliability Rating: 90
(See ArchAtlas reliability system employed to judge co-ordinates.)