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Featured case studies: Airborne LiDAR
Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is fast emerging as a cost-effective method of archaeological reconnaissance and assessment. LiDAR data makes it possible to construct an extremely accurate digital elevation model representing the surface of the earth, and show topographic patterning associated with archaeological features.
Careful processing and display of LiDAR data can reveal patterning in archaeological landscapes not readily perceptible to the naked eye at ground level. Processing and imaging that is designed specifically for archaeological analysis can often reveal patterning that is not detectable in general-purpose LiDAR-derived products. The examples presented in these case studies represent a few selected examples of LiDAR modeling conducted by Archaeo-Physics. more >>
Archaeo-Physics projects in the news:
- ‘Digless’ archaeology - Mission researching its history, Santa Ynez Valley News.
- Secrets of the stone house, Minneapolis StarTribune.
- New Technologies (and Tires) Reconstruct Ancient Bison Hunts, UA News.
- The Eastep Site Revealed Kansas Preservation News.
- Ground-penetrating radar seeks artifacts, Ventura County Star
- Optical spectroscopy instrument development at two historic Native American sites in Kansas.
- Archaeological geophysics a brief overview for archaeologists
- Integrating geophysical methods in archaeology optimizing research designs and cost-efficiency
- Survey logistics and site preparation
- Interpretation an overview of the interpretive process, locating features in the field, and effective testing of interpretations
- Archaeological site management preserve important cultural data by maintaining good conditions for geophysical survey