By William S. Hanson, Ioana A. Oltean

Historical files of vertical images and satellite tv for pc photos received for different reasons (mainly declassified army reconnaissance) supply enormous strength for archaeological and ancient panorama study. they supply a special perception into the nature of the panorama because it was once over part a century in the past, prior to the damaging effect of later twentieth century improvement and extensive land use. they supply a top quality photographic list no longer simply of the panorama at the moment, yet provide the chance of the higher survival of continues to be reflecting its past historical past, even if take place as earthworks, cropmarks or soilmarks. those a variety of assets of images additionally provide a chance to check from the air parts of Europe and past whose skies are nonetheless now not open to standard archaeological aerial reconnaissance. thousands and thousands of such photographs are held in information world wide, yet their study strength is going very principally untapped. a chief objective of this quantity is to attract to wider recognition the life, scope and strength entry to old archival aerial and satellite tv for pc images, so that it will inspire their use in a number of archaeological and panorama examine. by way of drawing realization to this large archival source, offering examples of its winning software to archaeological/landscape questions, and supplying suggestion how one can entry and utilise the source, the quantity seeks to deliver this fabric to wider cognizance, show its large strength for archaeology, motivate its additional use and stimulate a brand new method of archaeological survey and the examine of panorama evolution the world over. ​

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