Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Deodato Tapete
Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Interests: earth observation; radar and optical remote sensing; InSAR; time series analysis; Earth Sciences; environmental geology; natural hazards; urban environments; geoheritage; geoconservation; cultural heritage
This Special Issue of Geosciences aims to gather high-quality original research articles, reviews and technical notes on the use of Remote Sensing (RS) and geosciences for archaeological research and applications.
There is no doubt about the value of RS, either from terrestrial or airborne/space-borne sensors, to: discover new sites; investigate cultural landscapes; assess the condition of archaeological features; monitor and model impacts due to natural hazards and human threats. Processing algorithms and archaeological tools are increasingly being developed and standardisation of methods is improving. Nevertheless, how current methods are suitable to answer archaeological questions, what their limitations are, and at what extent they are accessible and used effectively by the practitioner community, remains to be explored and demonstrated.
RS is widely acknowledged as being an objective source of information, particularly in remote areas. However, accounting for the wide spectrum and peculiarity of RS techniques currently available—e.g. optical, multi/hyper-spectral, SAR, thermal imaging; aerial photography; LiDAR; drone surveys; structure-from-motion—, the confidence level in their use needs to be balanced with a quantitative assessment of uncertainty. When available, ground truth and integration with other geoscientific methods can help to achieve this goal.
Therefore, I would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent work, experimental research or case studies, with respect to the above and/or the following topics:
- Archaeological prospection
- Digital archaelogical fieldwork
- GIS analysis of spatial settlement patterns in modern landscapes
- Assessment of natural or human-induced threats to conservation
- Education and capacity building in RS for archaeology
I also encourage you to send me a short abstract outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify at an early stage if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue.
Dr. Deodato Tapete
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- remote sensing
- data processing
- analytical methods
- data integration
- accuracy assessment
- archaeological prospection
- digital archaeological fieldwork
- condition assessment
- pattern recognition
- capacity building