By William S. Hanson, Ioana A. Oltean
Historical documents of vertical pictures and satellite tv for pc pictures received for different reasons (mainly declassified army reconnaissance) provide substantial capability for archaeological and ancient panorama learn. they supply a distinct perception into the nature of the panorama because it was once over part a century in the past, earlier than the harmful effect of later twentieth century improvement and extensive land use. they supply a top quality photographic checklist now not basically 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 take place as earthworks, cropmarks or soilmarks. those numerous assets of images additionally provide a chance to check from the air parts of Europe and past whose skies are nonetheless no longer open to standard archaeological aerial reconnaissance. hundreds of thousands of such photos are held in data worldwide, yet their study strength is going very principally untapped. a chief target of this quantity is to attract to wider consciousness the life, scope and capability entry to historic archival aerial and satellite tv for pc pictures, which will inspire their use in more than a few archaeological and panorama study. via drawing cognizance to this huge archival source, delivering examples of its winning software to archaeological/landscape questions, and delivering suggestion the best way to entry and utilise the source, the amount seeks to convey this fabric to wider realization, display its large strength for archaeology, inspire its extra use and stimulate a brand new method of archaeological survey and the learn of panorama evolution across the world.
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