GIS – QGIS – enables you to look at finds from a macro (the individual item) to the macro (the wider site) level and even inter-site level. e.g. other local sites of a similar nature. Click here for a general overview of what GIS is.
This link is to a web site that looks at the conceptual background to landscape, afterall – that is what we are looking at. Whether a spot in a field to the buildings, trees, lanes, hedges around is in the horizon.
A very good site for learning about digital maps and GIS work is EDINA Digimap where they have published videos and data to accompany their workshops.