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Remote sensing in archaeology

Author: James Wiseman; Farouk El-Baz
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Archaeology has been transformed by technology that allows one to `see' below the surface of the earth. and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wiseman; Farouk El-Baz
ISBN: 9780387444536 038744453X 038744615X 9780387446158 9780387444550 0387444556
OCLC Number: 77256577
Description: xv, 553 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Radar And Satellite Images.- Imaging Radar in Archaeological Investigations: An Image Processing Perspective.- Radar Images and Geoarchaeology of the Eastern Sahara.- Southern Arabian Desert Trade Routes, Frankincense, Myrrh, and the Ubar Legend.- The Use of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) in Archaeological Investigations and Cultural Heritage Preservation.- Detection and Identification of Archaeological Sites and Features Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data Collected from Airborne Platforms.- Putting Us on the Map: Remote Sensing Investigation of the Ancient Maya Landscape.- Creating and Perpetuating Social Memory Across the Ancient Costa Rican Landscape.- Spaceborne and Airborne Radar at Angkor: Introducing New Technology to the Ancient Site.- Aerial Photography and Fractals.- Remote Sensing, Fractals, and Cultural Landscapes: An Ethnographic Prolegomenon Using U2 Imagery.- Geographic Information Systems.- Understanding Archaeological Landscapes: Steps Towards an Improved Integration of Survey Methods in the Reconstruction of Subsurface Sites in South Tuscany.- Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis of a Maya City and Its Landscape: Holmul, Guatemala.- Remote Sensing and GIS Use in the Archaeological Analysis of the Central Mesopotamian Plain.- Geophysical Prospecting and Analytical Presentations.- Ground-penetrating Radar for Archaeological Mapping.- Integrating Multiple Geophysical Datasets.- Ground Penetrating Radar Advances in Subsurface Imaging for Archaeology.- Landscape Archaeology and Remote Sensing of a Spanish-Conquest Town: Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador.- Urban Structure at Tiwanaku: Geophysical Investigations in the Andean Altiplano.- Geophysical Archaeology in the Lower Amazon: A Research Strategy.- Maritime Setting Applications.- Archaeological Oceanography.- Precision Navigation and Remotes Sensing for Underwaters Archaeology.- Cultural Resources and Heritage Management.- Applications of Remote Sensing to the Understanding and Management of Cultural Heritage Sites.
Series Title: Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by James Wiseman and Farouk El-Baz.
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