Remote Sensing Techniques in Archaeology Quiz

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What are some examples of remote sensing methods used in archaeological investigations?

Aerial photography, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Sensors, Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS), Color Infrared Film (CIR), Microwave Radar, Satellite Imaging, Laser altimeters or light detection and ranging (LIDAR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), INSAR (Interferometric SAR)

What is the main advantage of using remote sensing techniques in archaeology?

Uncovering unique data that is unobtainable using traditional archaeological excavation techniques

What is the difference between satellite archaeology and ground-based geophysical methods in archaeology?

Satellite archaeology uses high resolution satellites with thermal and infrared capabilities to pinpoint potential sites of interest in the earth around a meter or so in depth, while ground-based geophysical methods, such as Ground Penetrating Radar and Magnetometry, are used for archaeological imaging but are usually considered a separate discipline from remote sensing.

How does infrared light used by satellites in satellite archaeology differ from visible light?

Infrared light used by satellites have longer wavelengths than that of visible light and are capable of penetrating the Earth's surface.

Explain the role of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in remote sensing techniques in archaeology.

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is used in remote sensing techniques to create high-resolution 3D images of the Earth's surface, which can help in identifying potential archaeological sites.

Test your knowledge of remote sensing techniques in archaeology with this quiz. Explore the use of technologies like LiDAR, satellite imagery, and ground-penetrating radar in uncovering hidden archaeological features. Learn about the innovative methods that are revolutionizing archaeological research.

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