The future of aerial archaeology in Europe

Hanson, W.S. (2010) The future of aerial archaeology in Europe. Photo Interprétation. European Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 46(1), pp. 3-11.

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Abstract

Four issues are highlighted in relation to the perceived undervaluing of aerial archaeology within the broader discipline of archaeology: potential bias within the methodology of data acquisition; the failure to contextualise aerial discoveries within wider archaeological understanding; the inadequate dissemination of aerial photographic awareness and skills among the wider archaeological community; and the methodological dichotomy between aerial archaeologists and airborne/satellite remote sensing specialists. Suggestions are made as to how each issue may be, or is being, addressed for the benefit of the discipline of archaeology as a whole.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:aerial archaeology, cropmarks, bias, contextualisation, skills provision, methodological dichotomy
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanson, Professor William
Authors: Hanson, W.S.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Photo Interprétation. European Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
Publisher:Editions Eska
ISSN:0031-8523

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