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A Primer on Space Archaeology
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Chapter Outline Introduction: The History and Future of Geospatial Technologies in Archaeology The Corona NASA ROSES Project Use of Corona in Archaeology of China Section 1: Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery Multispectral Technology and Archaeological Applications Understanding the Development of Nabataean Agriculture Through the Use of Landsat and Aster Imagery Using Hyperion at Faynan, Jordan Using Satellite Imagery to Monitor Change at Ancient Gordian, in Turkey Merging Satellite Observations and Hydrological Models Section 2: Synthetic Aperture Radar Synthetic Aperture Radar, Technology, Past and Future Applications to Archaeology The use of multispectral imagery and airborne synthetic aperture radar for the detection of archaeological sites and features in the western Maya wetlands of Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico. Using SAR to Model Spatial Relationships among Mayan Groups on the Usumacinta River Site Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Radar on the Southern Channel Islands, California Section 3: Lidar LIDAR Technology and Applications to Archaeology The Use of LIDAR at the Maya Site of Caracol, in Belize The Lake Patzcuraro Archaeology Project Section 4: Site Distribution Modelling and Detection Agent Based Modelling for Archaeological Landscapes as Reconstructed in Aerial and Satellite Remote Sensing Imagery Archaeological Site Pattern Analysis on San Clemente Island, California Statistical Advances for the Automated Detection of Archaeological Sites Detection of Archaeological Sites Using Merged Sensor Input from Airborne and Satellite Platforms On tomb detection and distribution modelling in Yemen/Oman Cultural Factors in Archaeological Predictive Modelling

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Douglas Comer has conducted archaeological heritage management projects around the world as Principal of Cultural Site Research and Management. He is Co-President of ICAHM. Dr. Comer is a specialist in the use of aerial and satellite images and GIS in archaeological research and resource management. A former Fulbright scholar in Thailand in cultural resource management, he is the author of Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest (University of California Press, 1996), as well as many articles dealing with archaeological heritage management and remote sensing technologies.

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From the book reviews:"This book explores the research potential and use of remote sensing technologies and analysis in archaeology. ... the volume contains 22 chapters ranging from historical descriptions to technical treatises and comprehensive case studies that emphasize the research value of geospatial technologies and remote sensing data. ... Overall, the book is a great reference source for archaeologists-geospatial novices and aficionados alike-interested in leveraging remote sensing and geospatial analysis in their work." (Wetherbee Dorshow, Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 70, 2014)

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