Archaeological Prospecting and Remote Sensing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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First published in 1990, Archaeological Prospecting and Remote Sensing surveys some of the highly ingenious non-destructive methods for detecting and mapping remains of ancient cultures that have vanished from the modern surface. Techniques include low-level air photography, magnetic, thermal, electric, and electromagnetic geophysical prospecting. A mathematical analysis of the phenomena and measurements is given together with the techniques for interpretation of results using computerized image processing. Archaeological prospecting used with image processing has emerged as a universal tool. The aim is to build a visual geographic system available for use by conservationists, historians and scientists alike. The team of authors comprises an archaeologist, two geophysicists and an applied mathematician who have collaborated to produce a book of immense value in this innovative field of study.

Table of Contents

Archaeological prospecting
Soils and the effects of climate on prospecting
Aerial photography
Archaeological image enhancement
Geometric transformation of archaeological aerial photographs and mapping
Resistivity prospecting
Magnetic properties of soils
Magnetic prospecting
Electromagnetic prospecting
Thermal prospecting
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