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Using Aerial Remote Sensing to Assess Error and Uncertainty in Archaeological Site Mapping

Author(s): Jon Carroll

Year: 2017

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Archaeologists often find themselves excavating sites where previous investigations have been performed, and documentation relating to earlier work may be of varying quality. This discussion focuses on the use of a topographic mapping drone to assess error and uncertainty in archaeological site survey performed at Tel Lachish, Israel since the 1930’s. Systematic assessments of historical map datasets were performed within a Geographic Information System (GIS) allowing for an enhanced understanding of site excavation over time. These assessments allow researchers to avoid previously disturbed areas with a much greater degree of confidence maximizing valuable field time.


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Using Aerial Remote Sensing to Assess Error and Uncertainty in Archaeological Site Mapping. Jon Carroll. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430300)


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min long: 59.678; min lat: 4.916 ; max long: 92.197; max lat: 37.3 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17568

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