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Title: More than a flight: The extensive contributions of UAV flights to archaeological research – The case study of curium site in Cyprus
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Agapiou, Athos 
King, Helen 
King, Nigel 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Keywords: 3D modelling
Aerial survey
Buried archaeological feature
Crop mark
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Source: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Volume 8740, 2014, Pages 396-409
Abstract: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a cost-effective technique for archaeologists that can be used to survey large archaeological areas in relation to traditional methods. Since UAVs are capable of surveying archaeological areas from above, datasets derived on this platform can be used to generate accurate orthophotos, digital terrain models (DTMs) and can generate a variety of datasets that can be used to document and identify archaeological areas. In addition, various sensors can be added to the UAV platform including multi-spectral, infrared and thermal cameras. This paper provides a detailed presentation of the application of UAVs using a commercial high resolution camera and details post-processing techniques applied to generate an accurate orthophoto and DTM to be used to survey the archaeological site and its landscape. A total of 331 images generated from a UAV survey of a portion of the site of Curium in Cyprus are used to illustrate methods of site documentation and archaeological survey to identify buried remains.
ISSN: 03029743
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.
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