TAG: archaeology

Drone aids archaeology in Scotland

April 22, 2019By
Five days of drone flights yielded 4,000 ultra-high-resolution images and 420 million data points.. (Image: National Trust of Scotland/GeoGeo)

The National Trust for Scotland commissioned Glasgow-based GeoGeo to carry out a drone survey of the inner Hebridean islands of Canna and Sanday in November 2018. Using an ultra-high-definition camera, the GeoGeo team not only pinned down the exact locations of archaeological features, but also revealed new archaeological sites. Over five days, the drone navigated 400 kilometers to capture 4,000... read more

Can you dig it? Space archeology, virtual reality and GIS

April 28, 2016By

Using aerial photography and GIS technology, historians, archaeologists and environmental scientists are able to look into the past and determine what actually occurred. GIS can play a huge role in archeological projects, and with the integration of virtual reality, the possibilities are even more exciting. read more

Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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Aerial mapping of Macchu Pichu: Drone helps preserve archaeological treasure

December 27, 2015By

High up in the Peruvian Andes Mountains lies Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel built in the 15th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the fall of 2014, Trimble demonstrated its UX5 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) — along with the Trimble Business Center and Inpho UASMaster processing software — at the famed archaeological site. Machu Picchu is under the threat... read more

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