Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Archaeology in the Age of Sensing

Editors: Forte, Maurizio, Campana, Stefano R.L. (Eds.)

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  • ​Shares current research from an innovative field with immediate implications for scholars working in history, archaeology & geoarchaeology, geography, cultural heritage methodology, and the earth sciences more broadly 
  • Represents cross-disciplinary topics at the intersection of the humanities and hard sciences
  • Includes topics for collecting, interpreting, and sharing data from remote and close range sensing, 3D modeling, spatial technologies, and virtual landscapes ​
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​​This volume debuts the new scope of Remote Sensing, which was first defined as the analysis of data collected by sensors that were not in physical contact with the objects under investigation (using cameras, scanners, and radar systems operating from spaceborne or airborne platforms). A wider characterization is now possible: Remote Sensing can be any  non-destructive approach to viewing the buried and nominally invisible evidence of past activity. Spaceborne and airborne sensors, now supplemented by laser scanning, are united using ground-based geophysical instruments and undersea remote sensing, as well as other non-invasive techniques such as surface collection or field-walking survey. Now, any  method that enables observation of evidence on or beneath the surface of the earth, without impact on the surviving stratigraphy, is legitimately within the realm of Remote Sensing. ​The new interfaces and senses engaged in Remote Sensing appear throughout the book. On a philosophical level, this is about the landscapes and built environments that reveal history through place and time. It is about new perspectives—the views of history possible with Remote Sensing and fostered in part by immersive, interactive 3D and 4D environments discussed in this volume. These perspectives are both the result and the implementation of technological, cultural, and epistemological advances in record keeping, interpretation, and conceptualization. Methodology presented here builds on the current ease and speed in collecting data sets on the scale of the object, site, locality, and landscape. As this volume shows, many disciplines surrounding archaeology and related cultural studies are currently involved in Remote Sensing, and its relevance will only increase as the methodology expands. 

About the authors

Maurizio Forte is William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is also the founder of the DIG@Lab (for a digital knowledge of the past) at Duke. His main research topics are: digital archaeology, classical archaeology, and neuro-archaeology. He was professor of World Heritage at the University of California, Merced, (School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts) and Director of the Virtual Heritage Lab. He was Chief of Research at Italian National Research Council (CNR) of “Virtual Heritage: Integrated digital technologies for knowledge and communication of cultural heritage through virtual reality systems”, Senior Scientist at CNR’s Institute for Technologies Applied to the Cultural Heritage (ITABC), and Professor of "Virtual Environments for Cultural Heritage" in the Master of Science in Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage at the University of Lugano. He has coordinated archaeological fieldwork and research projects in Italy as well as Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, Peru, China, Oman, India, Honduras, Turkey, USA, and Mexico.  Since 2010 he has been director of the 3D-Digging project at Çatalhöyük.

Stefano Campana is currently MC advanced Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge UK. He is specializing in landscape archaeology, remote sensing, GIS, and archaeological methodology for purposes of research, recording, and conservation. His work is focused on the understanding of past landscapes from prehistory to the present day. The principal context for his work has been Tuscany but he has also participated in and led research work in the UK, Spain, Turkey, Palestine, and Asia. Since 2006 he has been a faculty member of the University of Siena (Italy), in the Department of History and Cultural Heritage, where he has engaged in teaching and research as Senior Lecturer in Ancient Topography. He has been very active in the international sphere and has established a sound reputation for innovative research. In 2011 he was proposed and admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) and in 2012 he was invited to be a member of the General Management Board of HIST, the Governing Board of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage, under the auspices of UNESCO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Reviews

“The book is sequentially organized and well structured, and many chapters are self-contained. … This volume is a rich source of information and an excellent reference book. … The book is useful as reference book for researchers and practitioners, providing real and interesting colored figures, data, and applications. In summary, this is an important contribution, providing up-to-date coverage on remote sensing in a systematic fashion.” (S. Ejaz Ahmed, Technometrics, Vol. 59 (3), July, 2017)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning in the Age of Sensing

    Lercari, Nicola

    Pages 3-33

  • Airborne Laserscanning in Archaeology: Maturing Methods and Democratizing Applications

    Opitz, Rachel

    Pages 35-50

  • Terrestrial Lidar and GPR Investigations into the Third Line of Battle at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Guilford County, North Carolina

    Curry, Stacy (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Applying UAS Photogrammetry to Analyze Spatial Patterns of Indigenous Settlement Sites in the Northern Dominican Republic

    Sonnemann, Till F. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • Towards a Holistic Archaeological Survey Approach for Ancient Cityscapes

    Vermeulen, Frank

    Pages 91-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology
Book Subtitle
Archaeology in the Age of Sensing
Editors
  • Maurizio Forte
  • Stefano R.L. Campana
Series Title
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40658-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40658-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40656-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82147-4
Series ISSN
2199-0956
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 496
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
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