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Archaeological Interpretation of Aerial Photographs

To be able to archaeologically interpret aerial photographs, two preconditions must be fulfilled:  

  • Knowledge of the determining factors, why buried archaeological sites become visible.  
  • Knowledge of the appearance of archaeological structures.  

Usually, interpretation involves 2 steps: photo reading and detailed mapping.

Dr. Michael Doneus
Institut für
Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Universität Wien

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A-1190 Wien
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