Lecture 16 Survey and Materials-1

Lecture 16 Survey and Materials-1 - Technology March30,2010...

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Survey Archaeology and Ancient Technology March 30, 2010
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Off-Site Evidence ± Scatters of artifacts created by human activities ± Features in the landscape that are not at the center of a concentration of materials ² Examples: plowmarks, field boundaries, ditches or other hydraulic remains ± Ex Metaponto field system
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How are remains discovered? ± Sometimes some part of the remains are standing in the landscape ± Most often buried or hidden ± Most often discovered by people who are looking explicitly for archaeological remains ± Aerial Reconnaissance ² Aerial photography ² Satellite photography ± Ground Reconnaissance
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Aerial Photography
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Satellite Imagery ± IKONOS, LandSat, Google Earth, etc ± Finds remains on large scale ± Declassified spy satellites ± Works best in combination with aerial photography and other techniques
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Quickbird satellite image of the site of Uits
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A B C D Kite photograph of Zone A SW of main gate
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1971 Corona imagery Irrigation system installed ² cereals 1980 Soviet air photo of same area Cereal fields now laid out to tree crops
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