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Archaeological Mapping and Remote Sensing Toolkit

Department of Anthropology








Mapping and remote sensing are instrumental to archaeological research and discovery. Remote sensing refers to the acquisition of aerial and ground-based detection of spatial and visual data about an object or landscape feature without making physical contact with the object. The use of drones in remote sensing have become increasingly common in an archaeological mapping toolkit and remote sensing techniques have opened up new avenues and possibilities for archaeology by increasing the accuracy and precision in surveying and mapping of geological and archaeological landscape features.Traditionally, field drawing and mapping involved an enormous expenditure of time and effort in an archaeological project. With modern advances in equipment and software, mapping projects that would have taken months or years to complete, can be completed in a matter of hours and days. This proposal seeks to acquire drones and the spatial data collection technology necessary to undertake archaeological research projects.

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