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By William S. Hanson, Ioana A. Oltean

ISBN-10: 1461445043

ISBN-13: 9781461445043

ISBN-10: 1461445051

ISBN-13: 9781461445050

Historical records of vertical images and satellite tv for pc photos obtained for different reasons (mainly declassified army reconnaissance) supply substantial power for archaeological and old panorama examine. they supply a special 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 no longer purely of the panorama at the moment, yet provide the possibility of the higher survival of is still reflecting its prior historical past, even if occur as earthworks, cropmarks or soilmarks. those numerous resources of images additionally provide a chance to ascertain from the air components of Europe and past whose skies are nonetheless no longer open to conventional archaeological aerial reconnaissance. thousands and thousands of such pictures are held in documents world wide, yet their learn power is going very mostly untapped. a prime goal of this quantity is to attract to wider consciousness the lifestyles, scope and capability entry to old archival aerial and satellite tv for pc images, so one can inspire their use in quite a number archaeological and panorama examine. by means of drawing cognizance to this huge archival source, offering examples of its winning program to archaeological/landscape questions, and supplying suggestion the best way to entry and utilise the source, the quantity seeks to convey this fabric to wider cognizance, display its large strength for archaeology, inspire its additional use and stimulate a brand new method of archaeological survey and the learn of panorama evolution the world over. ​

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Issues of accessibility to TARA and the importance of ‘best practice’ in the use of historic aerial photographs are discussed. g. papers in Bewley and Rączkowski 2002; Cowley and Ferguson 2010; Cowley et al. 2010a; Cowley and Stichelbaut 2012; Ferguson 2011). Despite increased awareness of potential applications, including their systematic use as one of a range of sources in England’s National Mapping Programme (Horne 2009, 2011; Winton and Horne 2010), on a global level these photographs remain a largely unexplored resource for a number of reasons, including problems of access and research traditions.

Indeed, the coining of the term ‘aerial archaeology’ in part at least reflects the need to create identity and relevance, though it can also serve to encourage the development of a ghetto mentality. g. Parcak 2009). g. see Rączkowski 2005, 2011). The lack of appreciation of the value of historic collections of aerial photographs is certainly in part a victim of a tendency in academic and professional archaeology to undervalue this source material, but, with an increased number of related publications, that is gradually changing.

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