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  Secret of Aerial Archaeology Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aerial archaeology is so effective for the simple reason that, paradoxical as it may seem, there are things that can be seen in a distant view that cannot be seen in a close one.
In the second photo (20K), an aerial view of the same location, the true arrangement of the stones is revealed.
And just as the astronomer focuses his telescope on a star by moving the lenses closer together or farther apart, the aerial archaeologist in an airplane focuses his view of the ground (and whatever he is looking at on it) by moving himself closer to or farther away from it (flying higher or lower).
www.nmia.com /~jaybird/AANewsletter/SecretOfAA.html   (682 words)

Archaeology (or archeology) is the scientific study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes.
The next major figure in the development of archaeology in the UK was Mortimer Wheeler, whose highly disciplined approach to excavation and systematic coverage of much of the country in the 1920s and 1930s brought the science on swiftly.
It was now possible to study archaeology as a subject in universities and even schools, and by the end of the 20th century nearly all professional archaeologists, at least in developed countries, were graduates.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/archaeology   (6059 words)

 Aerial archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The advantages of gaining a good aerial view of the ground had been long appreciated by archaeologist s as a high viewpoint permits a better appreciation of fine details and their relationships within the wider site context.
The Aerial Archaeology Newsletter A single issue by Baker Aerial Photography in 1996 discusses the history, methodology and uses of aerial photography for archaeology, with examples.
Aerial Archive The Institute for Prehistory and Protohistory of the University of Vienna explains the history, methods and uses of aerial archaeology.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Aerial_archaeology.html   (789 words)

 Aerial archaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aerial archaeology is the study of archaeological remains by examining them from altitude.
The advantages of gaining a good aerial view of the ground had been long appreciated by archaeologists as a high viewpoint permits a better appreciation of fine details and their relationships within the wider site context.
Pioneers of aerial archaeology include Roger Agache in Northern France, Antoine Poidebard in Syria and O.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aerial_archaeology   (446 words)

 Archaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Archaeology or archeology ( American English) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes.
Archaeology is an approach to understanding lost cultures and the mute aspects of human history, without a cut-off date: in England, archaeologists have uncovered the long-lost layouts of medieval villages abandoned after the crises of the 14th century and the equally lost layouts of 17th century parterre gardens swept away by a change in fashion.
During the 20th century, the development of urban archaeology and then rescue archaeology have been important factors, as has the development of archaeological science, which has greatly increased the amount of data that it is possible to obtain.
phatnav.com /wiki/index.php?title=Archaeology   (5423 words)

 Aerial archaeology in Bohemia at the turn of the twentieth century: The integration of landscape studies and ...
Principal characteristics of landscape archaeology and aerial photography in the introductionary part are followed by brief comparison of different level of aerial archaeology in western and eastern Europe ten years ago - when this discipline started to be effectively applied by countries once hidden beyond the Iron Curtain – and today.
Aerial archaeology ’s aim is to perform reconnaissance of landscapes (large spatial units) from bird ’s eye view, to record and archive new data, to make photographic documentation of buried (or semi-buried) and standing monuments of cultural landscape, and to process the data for further application in both theoretical work and heritage management (protection).
The results of continuous aerial reconnaissance contribute decisively to the solution of principal problems on the evolution of settlement forms and structures in prehistoric Bohemia, and – at the same time – are used for photographic documentation and heritage protection throughout the country.
www.kar.zcu.cz /texty/GojdaND.htm   (3124 words)

The possibilities of the use of aerial photography for archaeology were perceived by a number of people serving during the First World in the Near East, the eastern parts of the Mediterranean basin and the northern parts of Africa.
Aerial photographs were also taken in later excavations in 1946-1947, but it was impossible to continue this in subsequent years.
Aerial photographs are used for various purposes in different aspects of life and at different periods of the history of every country, beginning at its birth.
www.muzarp.poznan.pl /archweb/archweb_eng/Publications/arch_lot/index_lot.html   (3587 words)

 BBC - History - Aerial Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Imprinted on the wild landscape of Britain is a rich history, visible not just in the buildings but in the shape of the landscape itself.
All this is what aerial archaeology, or at least the photographic reconnaissance part of it, feels like.
Aerial archaeology sounds - and is - exciting, but there isn't much glamour about it.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/archaeology/time_flyers_01.shtml   (361 words)

 Aerial Archaeology - Ilmakuvaus ja arkeologia
The aim of this symposium is to promote the use aerial archaeology in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Aerial archaeology allows the mapping and analysis of whole past and present landscapes and thus increases our understanding of the past by placing individual sites or monuments in context with each other and with the physical and ecological landscape around them.
The capacity of aerial archaeology to cover large areas very economically (in time, money and manpower) has made it an essential tool in the exploration, interpretation and conservation of sites and landscapes.
foto.hut.fi /opetus/muut/HESAA2004.html   (665 words)

 British Academy: Aerial Survey for Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aerial Survey has shown itself to be the most cost-effective technique in the past fifty years for discovering, mapping and recording the historic environment but its full potential has yet to be realised both within and beyond archaeology.
One member of staff, the aerial survey manager, is responsible for all aerial survey duties, including post-reconnaissance tasks, assisted by a member of the Photographic Section, a member of the Drawing Office and a member of the NMRS Liaison Section (appointed August 1998), all of whom have duties in other areas.
Aerial survey aims to identify and record by appropriate means the archaeology and architecture of Scotland and communicate the results and promote their understanding.
www.britac.ac.uk /news/reports/archaeology/asfa.html   (7128 words)

 Aerial Archive - Introduction
But aerial archaeology is more than just taking photographs, although this was and sometimes is still considered to be its main subject.
Aerial archaeology is one of the oldest prospection methods.
On the other hand, this picture shows also some of the limitations of aerial archaeology: there are plenty of factors (as soil type, climate, flying hour, vegetation etc...), which affect the visibility of sites.
www.univie.ac.at /Luftbildarchiv/intro/aa_aaint.htm   (719 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Archaeology: Topics: Archaeological Computing: GIS and Remote Sensing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aerial Archive - The Institute for Prehistory and Protohistory of the University of Vienna explains the history, methods and uses of aerial archaeology.
Aerial Surveys of Persepolis and Ancient Iran - Contains aerial photographs of excavations in progress in 1936, of sites under consideration at that time, and of other areas of Iran that were archaeologically unknown in 1936.
Remote Sensing and Archaeology: The Chora of Chersonesos - The Center for Space Research and the University of Texas Institute of Classical Archaeology project investigating the use of remote sensing in a comprehensive regional study of the ancient Greek agricultural territory.
www.dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Topics/Archaeological_Computing/GIS_and_Remote_Sensing   (1646 words)

 aerial archaeology remote sensing archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Aerial and Remote Africa Archaeoastronomy Asia Australia/Oceania British Canada Central America/Caribbean Egypt Europe Page 1 Albania through Ireland Europe Page 2 Isle of Man through Wales Greece/Aegean General Resources Marine Mexico Middle-East North America General Res.
For this purpose in a first section a general overview of methods applied in archaeology is given, followed by a description of the Archaeological Atlas of Syria produced by GEOSPACE and an overview of work done for aerial archaeology in Carnuntum." - illustrated - From Geospace - !http://geospace.co.at/geospace/projects/cultural_heritage/index.html
Utilizing conventional aerial and space-borne remote sensing methods, GBRS tools are adapted and designed to provide information on terrestrial targets from a ground-based or low altitude platform.
www.archaeolink.com /aerial%20and%20remote%20sensing%20archaeology.htm   (1367 words)

 Aerial Archaeology
Her interest in Archaeology eventually led her to archaeological photography from the air, after reading, and being inspired by, D. Riley’s book Air Photography and Archaeology.
Her collection of aerial photographs has grown to more than 9500 colour slides and prints.
Francesca Radcliffe is at present endeavouring to assemble material relating to the life and work of John S P Bradford, MA, FAS, who wrote the book "Ancient Landscapes" in 1957 and was lecturer at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford in the early 1950s.
www.wdi.co.uk /air   (236 words)

Aerial archaeology in Bohemia at the turn of the twentieth century: integration of landscape studies and non-destructive archaeology.
It discusses new techniques and new fields of application for aerial archaeology, and returns (in a final contribution) to the philosophical basis for all of our work in aerial archaeology.
Aerial archaeology and geophysical prospection - integration in Poland.
archeo.amu.edu.pl /leszno/program.htm   (652 words)

 UK aerial archaeology
These aerial photographs of aerial archeology are free to view -click on a photo for the full page* photos.
I've always been interested in aerial archeology and whenever I see anything I take a shot so more pictures will be added as time goes by.Many of the images on this page are shot in special lighting conditions to emphasis the archeology and as such they look horrible as a photograph...
Aerial photographers Webb Aviation have further stock aerial photographs of other towns and cities in N.W. England and N. Wales in the main aerial photograph gallery at www.webbaviation.co.uk.
webbaviation.co.uk /aerial-archaeology/aerial-archaeology.htm   (491 words)

 Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust - Aerial Tour
Aerial photography offers a powerful medium for recording traces of past human activity, from buried prehistoric remains to recent buildings of historical and architectural interest.
Archaeologists began to realise the potential of aerial photography in the early days of aviation, and the 1914-18 war not only saw considerable developments in aviation, but also produced the pioneers of aerial archaeology, such as O.G.S. Crawford and G.W.G. Allen.
In 1945, J.K. St Joseph, who was then a lecturer in Geology, began a programme of aerial reconnaissance for Cambridge University that was to result in the establishment of the Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography ( CUCAP).
www.pkht.org.uk /aerial_tour/aerial1.html   (955 words)

 NATO WORKSHOP - LESZNO 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The purpose of this ARW is to bring together specialists in remote sensing, especially for archaeology to develop future approaches to recording, understanding and conserving the historic environment.
The past 50 years has shown that aerial survey for archaeology has become one of the most cost effective and non-destructive techniques for recording new sites and monitoring the condition of existing sites.
Results of aerial surveys for archaeology have discovered thousands of new sites and shown that sites and indeed whole landscapes have been destroyed or damaged through the intensification of agriculture and the growth of towns and cities.
archeo.amu.edu.pl /leszno   (554 words)

 British Archaeology, no 1, February 1995: Comment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The cut comes at a time when, as some of the veterans depart (1993/4 saw the deaths of two of the giants, Prof JK St Joseph and Derrick Riley), most of the expertise is now to be found among the regional fliers.
The difficulty is not loss of commitment to aerial archaeology itself- RCHME is investing heavily in a national mapping project, its central flying programme, and thematic surveys - but rather a lack of strategic thinking.
Air archaeology has yet to mature from a process of data gathering, and to realise its potential for addressing large historical questions.
www.britarch.ac.uk /ba/ba1/ba1comm.html   (626 words)

 RCAHMW Aerial Archaeology in Wales, Photographs, Maps
Aerial photography is a powerful method for recording many aspects of the historic landscape and built heritage of Wales, from its earliest times until the most recent past.
The aerial viewpoint gives a fresh and often dramatic perspective of sites and landscapes which can be difficult to appreciate or interpret on the ground.
In addition to the flying programme, air photo mapping combines information from recent aerial photographs and collections of historic vertical aerial photographs to create digital maps of entire archaeological landscapes.
www.rcahmw.org.uk /aerial/intro.shtml   (185 words)

 aerial archaeology research group review
The Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG) is a small research body composed of both professional and amateur aerial photographers, as well as archaeologists who draw on aerial photography in their work and students who are just learning the ropes.
Working from aerial photographs of this cursus monument, situated at a bend of the river Tay north-east of Perth, the project used on-the-ground survey and excavation to build up a detailed history of the earthwork, its construction and reworking over time.
Her interest in aerial archaeology must be blamed entirely on the inspirational teaching by Mark Edmonds, Bob Bewley, Rog Palmer, Chris Cox, Alice Deegan and Cathy Stoertz.
www.shef.ac.uk /assem/3/3aarg.htm   (700 words)

 New Zealand Aerial Archaeology
The aerial photographs in this compendium are oblique or low oblique (near vertical) images taken by Kevin L. Jones.
The development of aerial photography in New Zealand archaeology.
Aerial Archaeology Research Group News 13 (1996): 7-13 and 14 (1997): 13-22 (in two parts).
nzarchaeology.org /aerial/opacs.html   (307 words)

Giza Plateau Mapping Project, "under the direction of Mark Lehner, Assistant Professor of Egyptian archaeology, is dedicated to research on the geology and topography of the Giza plateau, the construction and function of the Sphinx, the Great Pyramids, the associated tombs and temples, and the Old Kingdom town in the vicinity."
Archaeology by Gillian Thornhill discusses the effects of the second millenium BC explosion of Thera on the bronze-age civilization of Crete.
Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean by Dartmouth University surveys the history of the Aegean from the stone age to the twelfth century B.C. Includes a bibliography, glossary, and links to related sites.
www.pibburns.com /archaeo.htm   (1925 words)

 Aerial Archaeology Research Group
The AARG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for all those actively involved in aerial photography, photo interpretation, field archaeology and landscape history.
This also includes the use of aerial photography in defining preservation policies for archaeological sites and landscapes.
Information on the next AARG meeting, entitled “Aerial Archaeology – European Advances: A decade on from Kleinmachnow ” (5-8 September 2004, Munich)
www.unc.edu /awmc/web-aerialarchaeologyresearchgroup.html   (215 words)

 Remote Sensing and Archaeology Project
With an aerial perspective, it is obvious that these stones were aligned into a large grid, possibly to outline food gardens, and over time, the overall arrangement is still visible.
Aerial view of a Prehistoric pueblo in the Chama Valley of north-central New Mexico.
This is a photo of a Gallo-Roman villa that was discovered by aerial survey in 1979, and is located in an area where Gallo-Roman pottery was located, but the nature and extent of the site was not evident from the ground.
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/student/tilton2/archrs2.html   (457 words)

 Aerial archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The advantages of gaining a good aerial view of the ground had been long appreciated by archaeologists as a high viewpoint permits a better appreciation of fine details and their relationshipswithin the wider site context.
Following the invention of the aeroplane and themilitary importance placed on aerial photography during the First and Second World Wars, archaeologists were able to more effectively use the technique to discover and recordarchaeological sites.
In order to provide a three-dimensional effect, an additional, slightly offset, photo may be taken to provide two imageswith can be viewed stereoscopically.
www.therfcc.org /aerial-archaeology-692.html   (429 words)

 Aerial Archaeology - Home
Whether you are an old hand at aerial photography or new to this medium we would love to have you as part of this community.
This site is designed from the ground up to compliment already existing web resources, such as the Aerial Archaeology Research Group.
However to prevent script kiddie level spamming you must register to be able to view and edit the aerial archaeology bibliography.
www.aerialarchaeology.com   (435 words)

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