Quantitative analysis of two low cost aerial photography platforms: A case study of the Geometric site of Zagora, Greece

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Abstract

Aerial photography provides a valuable recording method for archaeological sites and is often underutilized. In the past, aerial photographic platforms were expensive and often required highly specialized equipment. However, with new technology a variety of different platforms are now available. This paper will analyze two low cost aerial photographic platforms used at the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens/University of Sydney's project at Zagora, on the island of Andros, Greece. Over two years, both kites and drones were used with relative success. Through a review of the application of both systems on the project, along with a quantitative analysis of the cost, transportability, operation and quality of photographs, the strengths and weaknesses of both platforms will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-670
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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