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High Perspectives, Vertical Context, Drastic Change: A Case Study involving the Application of UAV/Drone Technologies for Documenting Historic Coastal Archaeological Sites Adversely Affected by the Impacts of Climate Change in Three Opposing Regions of the World.

Author(s): Phillip T. Ashlock II

Year: 2017

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The recent advancement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and affordability of Drone Technology has brought about the capacity for archaeologists to employ these new technologies as an effective means of documenting archaeological resources including historic sites specifically threatened with the immediate impacts of rising sea levels and climate change in coastal regions. This paper will provide an overview of new methodologies developed for Unmanned Aerial Archaeological Systems (UAARS) and highlight a substantive approach involving the application of Advanced Unmanned Aerial Imagery Acquisition and Analysis (AUAIAA) through comparative illustrations of three historic coastal archaeological sites from the 16th, 19th, and 20th centuries in three opposing regions of the world.  


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High Perspectives, Vertical Context, Drastic Change: A Case Study involving the Application of UAV/Drone Technologies for Documenting Historic Coastal Archaeological Sites Adversely Affected by the Impacts of Climate Change in Three Opposing Regions of the World.. Phillip T. Ashlock II. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435493)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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