Recording the NDVI of Sagebrush with the Use of a UAS in Relation to Sites at Lowry Pueblo
Author(s): Alven Miller
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Archaeological sites in the American Southwest are known to have indicator plants associated with these sites. At times these plants are used as ‘site indicators’, such as Wolfberry (Lycium pallidum) (Yarnell 1965). In addition, there is an anecdotal belief that archaeological sites in the Southwest can be identified by locating healthy, dense clusters of sagebrush. In order to test this hypothesis, I used an unmanned aerial system (UAS) (more commonly known as a drone) equipped with a multispectral camera (Fig. 1) to collect vegetation health and site location data at the Lowry Pueblo Community in Southwestern Colorado.
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Recording the NDVI of Sagebrush with the Use of a UAS in Relation to Sites at Lowry Pueblo. Alven Miller. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449963)
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