Methods

The KAMBE project employs a number of emerging digital technologies for the detection, recording and analysis of Late Bronze Age built environments, all of which are methods of remote sensing. Survey using archaeological geophysics is aimed at allowing us to detect the remains of buried urban features (buildings, roads, tombs, etc.) fairly quickly over large areas of Kalavasos and Maroni.  We are using 3D laser scanning to rapidly produce accurate, high resolution records of the extant architecture and landscape of both sites.  At the same time, new advancements in photogrammetry, particularly the development of new software packages, are not making it possible to produce high quality 3D models of archaeological data at a relatively low cost and may replace scanning in some applications.  Both methods have been used to record our new excavation areas at K-AD.  The data they produce can also be used to create 3D models of past built environments that we hope will provide insight into some of the experiential aspects of movement and visibility in Late Bronze Age cities.  The KAMBE project will also be involved in a pilot project to test the potential for aerial thermography to detect subsurface archaeological features.

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