Sensing Archaeology in the North : The Use of Non-Destructive Geophysical and Remote Sensing Methods in Archaeology in Scandinavian and North Atlantic Territories

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Cuenca-Garcia , C , Risbol , O , Bates , C R , Stamnes , A A , Skoglund , F , Odegard , O , Viberg , A , Koivisto , S , Fuglsang , M , Gabler , M , Mauritsen , E S , Perttola , W & Solem , D-O 2020 , ' Sensing Archaeology in the North : The Use of Non-Destructive Geophysical and Remote Sensing Methods in Archaeology in Scandinavian and North Atlantic Territories ' , Remote Sensing , vol. 12 , no. 18 , 3102 . https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12183102

Title: Sensing Archaeology in the North : The Use of Non-Destructive Geophysical and Remote Sensing Methods in Archaeology in Scandinavian and North Atlantic Territories
Author: Cuenca-Garcia, Carmen; Risbol, Ole; Bates, C. Richard; Stamnes, Arne Anderson; Skoglund, Fredrik; Odegard, Oyvind; Viberg, Andreas; Koivisto, Satu; Fuglsang, Mikkel; Gabler, Manuel; Mauritsen, Esben Schlosser; Perttola, Wesa; Solem, Dag-Oyvind
Contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Turku
University of Helsinki, Archaeology
Date: 2020-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: Remote Sensing
ISSN: 2072-4292
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327035
Abstract: In August 2018, a group of experts working with terrestrial/marine geophysics and remote sensing methods to explore archaeological sites in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden gathered together for the first time at the Workshop 'Sensing Archaeology in The North'. The goal was to exchange experiences, discuss challenges, and consider future directions for further developing these methods and strategies for their use in archaeology. After the event, this special journal issue was arranged to publish papers that are based on the workshop presentations, but also to incorporate work that is produced by other researchers in the field. This paper closes the special issue and further aims to provide current state-of-the-art for the methods represented by the workshop. Here, we introduce the aspects that inspired the organisation of the meeting, a summary of the 12 presentations and eight paper contributions, as well as a discussion about the main outcomes of the workshop roundtables, including the production of two searchable databases (online resources and equipment). We conclude with the position that the 'North', together with its unique cultural heritage and thriving research community, is at the forefront of good practice in the application and development of sensing methods in archaeological research and management. However, further method development is required, so we claim the support of funding bodies to back research efforts based on testing/experimental studies to: explore unknown survey environments and identify optimal survey conditions, as well as to monitor the preservation of archaeological remains, especially those that are at risk. It is demonstrated that remote sensing and geophysics not only have an important role in the safeguarding of archaeological sites from development and within prehistorical-historical research, but the methods can be especially useful in recording and monitoring the increased impact of climate change on sites in the North.
Subject: remote sensing
near-surface geophysics
archaeological geophysics
marine archaeology
archaeological prospection
aerial archaeology
cultural heritage management
LiDAR
airborne laser scanning (ALS)
photogrammetry
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
drone mapping
underwater robotics
side-scan sonar (SSS)
synthetic aperture sonar (SAS)
underwater hyperspectral imaging (UHI)
magnetometry
earth resistance
resistivity
electromagnetic induction
ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
reflectance transformation imaging (RTI)
image-based modelling (IBM)
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
PROSPECTION
SETTLEMENT
AERIAL
SITE
615 History and Archaeology
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