Ancient documents of vertical pictures and satellite tv for pc pictures received for different reasons (mainly declassified army reconnaissance) supply significant strength for archaeological and old panorama learn. they supply a distinct perception into the nature of the panorama because it used to be over part a century in the past, ahead of the damaging influence of later twentieth century improvement and extensive land use. they supply a top quality photographic list now not in basic terms of the panorama at the moment, yet supply the chance of the higher survival of is still reflecting its past background, even if occur as earthworks, cropmarks or soilmarks. those a variety of assets of images additionally provide a chance to check from the air components of Europe and past whose skies are nonetheless now not open to standard archaeological aerial reconnaissance. thousands and thousands of such photos are held in records worldwide, yet their learn capability is going very mostly untapped. a prime target of this quantity is to attract to wider awareness the lifestyles, scope and strength entry to ancient archival aerial and satellite tv for pc pictures, with a view to inspire their use in a number of archaeological and panorama examine. via drawing realization to this huge archival source, offering examples of its profitable software to archaeological/landscape questions, and supplying suggestion how one can entry and utilise the source, the quantity seeks to convey this fabric to wider recognition, display its large power for archaeology, inspire its extra use and stimulate a brand new method of archaeological survey and the learn of panorama evolution the world over.
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