Landscape archaeology and new technologies at Tel Akko and in the Plain of Akko


Excavations at the ancient port site of Tel Akko in 2010 were co-directed by Ann E. Killebrew (The Pennsylvania State University) and Michal Artzy (The University of Haifa). Located on the only natural bay in the southern Levant, Akko is frequently mentioned in historical sources ranging from the Bronze Age through the present time. Among the Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project’s primary goals is the development and implementation of new technologies devoted to 3D documentation and to a high resolution investigation of the environs of Tel Akko and the site within the context of the Plain of Akko. These include sophisticated and effective 3D recording of the ongoing excavation of on the tel, an intensive test-pitting survey of the mound, and a regional survey of the Plain of Akko utilizing LiDAR, 3D photogrammetry, and pedestrian survey. This poster presents the results of our 3D documentation from the excavation, the test-pit survey on the mound, and the application of LiDAR and photogrammetry to interpreting the Plain of Akko’s ancient landscapes.

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Landscape archaeology and new technologies at Tel Akko and in the Plain of Akko. Jane Skinner, Timothy Hay, Katherine Smyth, Jamie Quartermaine, Ann Killebrew. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428981)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 13206