Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology

Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Editors: Wiseman, James R., El-Baz, Farouk (Eds.)

  • Covers the breadth of remote sensing that is applicable to archaeology including satellite images, GIS, ground-penetrating radar, and maritime settings
  • The cases included are international and cover sensing in arid, semi-arid and tropical regions
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Whether deployed in space or on the surface of the earth, remote sensing instruments are increasingly becoming standard archaeological tools. Space age techniques have begun to accumulate a wealth of information and unusual evidence such as the presence of sand-buried courses of ancient rivers in the Sahara and the associated remains of human occupations. Perhaps as important, some have been able to gather priceless knowledge without disturbing fragile sites—a capability that is particularly significant in this era of conservation.

Remote Sensing in Archaeology illustrates the uses of advanced technology in archaeological investigation. It deals with hand-held instruments that probe the subsurface of the earth to unveil layering and associated sites; underwater exploration and photography of submerged sites and artifacts; and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of archaeological sites and to assist in cultural resource management. In each case, the technical developments are explained first, followed by examples of applications as case studies.

Contributors are renowned experts from the international scientific community. Each chapter is composed as a self-standing contribution with a summary and an introduction to help the reader grasp the value of its contents. The book is profusely illustrated with graphs and photographs to explain the methodologies and results, so that the reader may better understand the principles involved and apply the knowledge gained to similar environments. Complete lists of references cited will also allow the reader to investigate more deeply the problems and findings.

"This book provides an excellent and diverse overview of the emerging capability of remote sensing archaeology and is a very valuable and important text for archaeologists in their quest to use advanced technology to help in their studies of exploration, and for remote sensing technologists and scientists by giving them a good understanding of the challenges that archaeologists find in their endeavors. The editors are to be applauded for bringing together such an excellent collection of authors and articles to cover this important emerging field."
Charles Elachi, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA), Pasadena, California

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Imaging Radar in Archaeological Investigations: An Image Processing Perspective

    Derrold W. Holcomb, Irina Lita Shingiray

    Pages 11-45

  • Radar Images and Geoarchaeology of the Eastern Sahara

    Farouk El-Baz, Cordula A. Robinson, Turki S.M. Al-Saud

    Pages 47-69

  • Southern Arabian Desert Trade Routes, Frankincense, Myrrh, and the Ubar Legend

    Ronald G. Blom, Robert Crippen, Charles Elachi, Nicholas Clapp, George R. Hedges, Juris Zarins

    Pages 71-87

  • Putting Us on the Map: Remote Sensing Investigation of the Ancient Maya Landscape

    William Saturno, Thomas L. Sever, Daniel E. Irwin, Burgess F. Howell, Thomas G. Garrison

    Pages 137-160

  • Spaceborne and Airborne Radar at Angkor: Introducing New Technology to the Ancient Site

    Elizabeth Moore, Tony Freeman, Scott Hensley

    Pages 185-216

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  • ISBN 978-0-387-44615-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing in Archaeology
Editors
  • James R. Wiseman
  • Farouk El-Baz
Series Title
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-44455-0
DOI
10.1007/0-387-44455-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-44453-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-44615-8
Series ISSN
1568-2722
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 554
Number of Illustrations and Tables
129 b/w illustrations
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