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Unearthing a town from the sky: Kom Wasit, the bird’s eye archaeological point of view.

Author(s): Israel Hinojosa-Balino ; Henrik Brahe

Year: 2015

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In this presentation we will show the way we used an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to reproduce an accurate map of Kom Wasit, an archaeological site of the Nile Delta located in the province of Beheira. An orthophoto was generated using photogrammetry and GIS, which combined layers of information such as the magnetometry results and the topography survey. It was therefore possible to recreate what can be dug in the future and to understand the settlement pattern of this Late Dynastic town.

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Unearthing a town from the sky: Kom Wasit, the bird’s eye archaeological point of view.. Israel Hinojosa-Balino, Henrik Brahe. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395032)


drone Gis Mapping

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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America