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Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America, Archaological Remote Sensing in North America, 081731959X, 0-8173-1959-X, 978-0-8173-1959-5, 9780817319595, , , Archaological Remote Sensing in North America, 081739141X, 0-8173-9141-X, 978-0-8173-9141-6, 9780817391416,

Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America
Innovative Techniques for Anthropological Applications
Edited by Duncan P. McKinnon and Bryan S. Haley

Hardcover
2017. 304 pp.
71 B&W figures
978-0-8173-1959-5
Price:  $59.95 s
E Book
2017. 304 pp.
71 B&W figures
978-0-8173-9141-6
Price:  $59.95 d

The latest on the rapidly growing use of innovative archaeological remote sensing for anthropological applications in North America.

Updating the highly praised 2006 publication Remote Sensing in Archaeology, edited by Jay K. Johnson, Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America: Innovative Techniques for Anthropological Applications is a must-have volume for today’s archaeologist. Targeted to practitioners of archaeological remote sensing as well as students, this suite of current and exemplary applications adheres to high standards for methodology, processing, presentation, and interpretation.

The use of remote sensing technologies to address academic and applied archaeological and anthropological research problems is growing at a tremendous rate in North America. Fueling this growth are new research paradigms using innovative instrumentation technologies and broader-area data collection methods. Increasingly, investigators pursuing these new approaches are integrating remote sensing data collection with theory-based interpretations to address anthropological questions within larger research programs.

In this indispensable volume, case studies from around the country demonstrate the technically diverse and major remote sensing methods and their integration with relevant technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and include various uses of the “big four”: magnetometry, resistivity, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), and electromagnetic induction.

The study explores four major anthropological themes: site structure and community organization; technological transformation and economic change; archaeological landscapes; and earthen mound construction and composition. Concluding commentary from renowned expert Kenneth L. Kvamme overviews the practices, advances, and trends of geophysics and remote sensing in the past decade.

Duncan P. McKinnon is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas and a research associate at the Center for American Archeology. He has published in American Antiquity, Southeastern Archaeology, Arkansas Archeologist,MidcontinentalJournal of Archaeology and Caddo Journal.
 
Bryan S. Haley is an archaeologist and terrestrial/marine remote sensing specialist in the New Orleans Office of Coastal Environments, Inc. He specializes in prehistoric and historic Native archaeology in the southeastern United States. His sixteen years of remote sensing experience includes work on projects in twenty-three American states, Central America, South America, and Europe.

“An important collection that illustrates the diversity of techniques used to collect geophysical data and their use in archaeological interpretation. The inclusion of chapters that cover several regions and historic as well as prehistoric sites adds further value.”
—Berle Clay, principal investigator and geophysical specialist at Cultural Resource Analysis, Inc.

“Includes current, well-written, and interesting material that provides a significant contribution to the field. The use of remote sensing technology with traditional methods is current with the state of research. The chapters are well grounded in archaeological and anthropological theory. The methods outlined in the book also start to set a standard or baseline that can be implemented by others.”
—Roy Stine, associate professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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