Title

LiDAR for Archaeological Research and the Study of Historical Landscapes

Editors

Masini N., & Soldovieri F. (Eds.)

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Publication Title

Geotechnologies and the Environment

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publisher Location

New York

Volume

16

First page number:

89

Last page number:

100

Abstract

Remote sensing technologies have helped to revolutionize archaeology. LiDAR (light detection and ranging), a remote sensing technology in which lasers are used as topographic scanners that can penetrate foliage, has particularly influenced researchers in the field of settlement or landscape archaeology. LiDAR provides detailed landscape data for broad spatial areas and permits visualization of these landscapes in ways that were never before possible. These data and visualizations have been widely utilized to gain a better understanding of historical landscapes and their past uses by ancient peoples.

Keywords

LiDAR, Visualization techniques, Landscapes, Archaeology

Language

eng

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