Friday, June 11, 2010

Aerial Archaeology

Penn State Abington students in our Summer 2009 field methods course deploy the Penn State 'Sky Lion' Blimp to study the Moland House archaeological site and discover unusual discolorations in the soil around the summer kitchen.

Aerial archaeology is the study of archaeological leftovers by examining them from elevation. It is one of the oldest prospecting methods. It is very productive and cheap, Aerial archaeology is frequent opinion that an aerial archaeologist is sitting in an aircraft, trying to discover archaeological sites and to take a few good photographs of them.

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