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Palmyra Revisited from Space – High-Resolution Satellite Prospection of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Linck, Roland and Fassbinder, Jörg W.E. and Buckreuss, Stefan (2015) Palmyra Revisited from Space – High-Resolution Satellite Prospection of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In: Across Space and Time, Papers from the 41st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), pp. 54-63. Amsterdam University Press. Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 2013-03-25 - 2013-03-28, Perth, Australia. ISBN 9789089647153

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Abstract

The launch of TerraSAR-X widened the application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in the archaeological prospection tremendously. SAR now can be used effectively for the integrated geophysical prospection of huge ancient settlements and cities such as Palmyra. On the one hand, ground-based methods like magnetometry and resistivity can provide detailed insights into the buried archaeological remains. On the other hand, it is possible to get a fast overview of a site and its cultural landscape by space-borne survey methods, e.g. optical satellite photos or satellite radar. This paper will show the results of an integrated geophysical prospection by magnetometry, resistivity, satellite photos and radar in the area of the ancient Palmyra. While the first two methods could prove the existence of a Hellenistic town south of the Wadi el Kubur and map its layout in detail, the space-borne results provide an overview over the upstanding remains, as well as several new structures of the buried archaeology of this famous caravan city in the Syrian Desert.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97244/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:Palmyra Revisited from Space – High-Resolution Satellite Prospection of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Linck, RolandBavarian State Department for Monuments and Sites, MunichUNSPECIFIED
Fassbinder, Jörg W.E.Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, MunichUNSPECIFIED
Buckreuss, StefanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Across Space and Time, Papers from the 41st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 54-63
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
Series Name:CAA series Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
ISBN:9789089647153
Status:Published
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar, TerraSAR-X, Remote Sensing, Magnetometry, Syria
Event Title:Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Event Location:Perth, Australia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2013-03-25 - 2013-03-28
Organizer:Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Buckreuss, Dr.-Ing. Stefan
Deposited On:17 Jul 2015 10:13
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:54

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