The Late Prehistory of Ecuador from Above and Below: Remote Sensing in the Northern Highlands
Remote sensing, including both low level aerial photography and subsurface geophysical methods, has become an increasingly key element in archaeological fieldwork over the last few decades. During that time, our team has used various techniques to accurately map late prehistoric Ecuadorian sites and to search for buried features. In the last two years we have used drone aerial photography, ground penetrating radar, and magnetometry to aid in investigations at the monumental site of Cochasquí. Photogrammetric processing of aerial photos has allowed us to create precise topographic maps, three-dimensional models of architectural features, and to calculate volumes of constructed features and adjacent quarry areas. Concurrent geophysical investigations have revealed numerous subsurface features, allowing the excavation team to selectively focus on appropriate loci for study.
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The Late Prehistory of Ecuador from Above and Below: Remote Sensing in the Northern Highlands. David Brown, Mark Willis, Chester Walker. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445430)
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