Routledge

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 A History of Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology

Overview
1900s-1930s
1940s-1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000 onwards

Chapter 3 Satellite Image Types

Overview
Google Earth
WorldWind
Corona High Resolution Space Photography/KH-7/KH-9
KVR-1000
Landsat
SPOT
ASTER
SRTM
High resolution imagery: Quickbird and IKONOS
RADAR (SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, X-SAR)
LIDAR
Other airborne sensors: RADARSAT, Airborne Thermal Radiometry
Data Quality

Chapter 4 Processing Techniques and Imagery Analysis

Overview
Imagery processing programs
Integrating satellite images and aerial photographs and visual interpretation
Georeferencing
Band combinations
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
Classification
Thresholding
Principal Components Analysis (PCA)
Land Use Land Cover Changes (LULC)
DEM Techniques
Hyperspectral Studies
Filtering
RADAR/LIDAR analysis techniques
GIS and Remote Sensing
Combined techniques
Towards automated site detection?

Chapter 5 Landscape Approaches and Project Design

Overview
Landscape Types
Rainforest
Urban (modern)
Rural or forested
Mixed (urban/rural)
Desert
Grassland
Mountainous/Hilly
Mixed landscapes
Coastal
Waterlogged/wetland (including swamps)
Alluvial Plain
Tundra
Frozen/glaciated areas
Feature types
Settlements
Linking
Transitory/Fringe
Resource management systems
Installation
Agriculture
Mortuary
Religion
Ceremonial
How much can satellites detect?

Chapter 6 Case Studies

Overview
Central America: The Peten, Guatemala
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Xi’an, China
Ubar, Oman
Middle East:  Homs, Syria
Egypt: The Delta and Middle Egypt

Chapter 7 Remote Sensing and Survey

Overview
Recording sheet overview
Example recording sheet

Chapter 8 Conservation, Heritage Management, and the Ethics of Remote sensing in Archaeology

Overview
Conservation and Heritage Management
Ethics

Chapter 9 Conclusion

Bibliography