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Landscapes through the lens: aerial photographs and historic environment

TitreLandscapes through the lens: aerial photographs and historic environment
Type de publicationBook
Nouvelles publications2010
AuteursCowley, David, Matthew J. Abicht, and Robin A. Standring
Année de publicationOxbow Books
Mots clésAerial photographs, Archaeology, Archaeology - Methodology, Archaeology and history, Archaeology/ Methodology, Historic preservation, History / Europe / Great Britain, History / Historiography, Landscape changes, Landscape protection, Nature / Ecology, Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection, Photography / Subjects & Themes / Aerial, Photography / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes, Social Science / Archaeology

This volume presents the rich, but under-utilised, archives of aerial imagery for the exploration and management of cultural heritage and historic environment. A remarkable resource for archaeologists and all with an interest in landscapes, traditional aerial photographs and satellite images spanning the second half of the 20th century, it provides an unrivalled means of documenting and understanding change and informing the study of the past.Case studies, written by experts in their fields, illustrate the applications of this imagery across a wide range of heritage issues, from prehistoric cultivation and settlement patterns, to the impact of recent landscape change. Contemporary environmental and land use issues are also dealt with, in a volume that will be of interest to archaeologists, historians, geographers and those in related disciplines.The Aerial Archaeology Research Group is an international forum for all involved in aerial photography, space and airborne remote sensing, photo interpretation and mapping, archive research, field archaeology and landscape history. AARG hosts an annual conference, together with workshops, seminars and day schools, and publishes a biannual newsletter.