By William S. Hanson, Ioana A. Oltean
Historical records of vertical pictures and satellite tv for pc photos bought for different reasons (mainly declassified army reconnaissance) provide significant capability for archaeological and historic panorama study. they supply a distinct perception into the nature of the panorama because it used to be over part a century in the past, ahead of the damaging impression of later twentieth century improvement and extensive land use. they supply a top quality photographic list now not in simple terms of the panorama at the moment, yet supply the chance of the higher survival of continues to be reflecting its previous historical past, no matter if happen as earthworks, cropmarks or soilmarks. those quite a few resources of images additionally provide a chance to ascertain from the air components of Europe and past whose skies are nonetheless now not open to conventional archaeological aerial reconnaissance. hundreds of thousands of such pictures are held in information worldwide, yet their examine power is going very mostly untapped. a major objective of this quantity is to attract to wider consciousness the lifestyles, scope and capability entry to old archival aerial and satellite tv for pc photos, in an effort to motivate their use in quite a number archaeological and panorama learn. by way of drawing recognition to this large archival source, offering examples of its profitable program to archaeological/landscape questions, and delivering recommendation how one can entry and utilise the source, the quantity seeks to carry this fabric to wider awareness, reveal its large strength for archaeology, inspire its additional use and stimulate a brand new method of archaeological survey and the learn of panorama evolution across the world.
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Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives by William S. Hanson, Ioana A. Oltean