Remote Sensing for Late Holocene Archaeology in Central Sahara: A Multi-Scalar Approach
At the end of the African Humid Period (c. 5000 years ago), the Sahara become dry. Yet, in spite of the onset of current arid conditions, human societies found successful strategies to cope with reduced rainfall and patchy natural resources. Archaeological evidence from the arid Sahara, dated from the last five millennia, can be studied by means of Earth Observation techniques. In this paper, we will present the results of our research from central Sahara, aimed at the remote reconstruction of the geomorphology, environment and archaeology of selected areas. We will focus on multiple-resolution remote sensing based upon multispectral and panchromatic imagery (e.g., Corona, Landsat, ASTER, Worldview) to understand the development of cultural trajectories in arid lands, complementing data collected from previous fieldwork and implementing the knowledge of currently inaccessible areas.
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Remote Sensing for Late Holocene Archaeology in Central Sahara: A Multi-Scalar Approach. Stefano Biagetti, Stefania Merlo, Elhadi Adam, Francesc C. Conesa, Enrico Crema. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431600)
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