Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology
Deodato Tapete
Jan - 2018
DOI: 10.3390/geosciences8020041

journal : Geosciences

Volume : 8(2) ; Issue : 41
type: Article Journal

Archaeological remote sensing is not a novel discipline. Indeed, there is already a suite of geoscientific techniques that are regularly used by practitioners in the field, according to standards and best practice guidelines. However, (i) the technological development of sensors for data capture; (ii) the accessibility of new remote sensing and Earth Observation data; and (iii) the awareness that a combination of different techniques can lead to retrieval of diverse and complementary information to characterize landscapes and objects of archaeological value and significance, are currently three triggers stimulating advances in methodologies for data acquisition, signal processing, and the integration and fusion of extracted information. The Special Issue “Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology” therefore presents a collection of scientific contributions that provides a sample of the state-of-the-art and forefront research in this field. Site discovery, understanding of cultural landscapes, augmented knowledge of heritage, condition assessment, and conservation are the main research and practice targets that the papers published in this Special Issue aim to address.

keywords : remote sensing; optical; SAR; geophysics; terrestrial laser scanning; point cloud; GIS; archaeological prospection; pattern recognition; condition assessment