Unearthing a town from the sky: Kom Wasit, the bird’s eye archaeological point of view.
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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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Archaeological Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
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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)
min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;