Scientific developments and emerging technologies have provided new tools to study ancient material and decipher the past. But for these tools,some aspects of history would have remained undiscovered. One such powerful tool is Remote Sensing (RS). Images taken from aerial and space platforms display a perspective of landscapes which cannot be perceived from ground. Advanced RS technologies allow viewing landscapes in a “light” invisible to humans (infrared, microwave, etc.) and also help in 3-D modeling. Being purely non-invasive, this technology leaves sites untouched for the future.
This workshop will illustrate how RS imagery can be used for archaeological studies; it will give participants hands-on experience in using online tools for interpreting archaeological information; it will present an overview of advanced RS technologies and their uses, and will explain the potential of further research in this field.