Monday, February 7, 2011

Vasilopita Cutting

The Institute is introducing a new annual event after Professor Michael MacKinnon’s lecture on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm. We are taking the opportunity of the first lecture of the New Year to cut a pita to celebrate our community and its collective health and happiness for 2011.  Please join us on this auspicious occasion!
The Book of the Blog
From our new acquisitions I’ve chosen Sarah H. Parcak’s Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology (Routledge, 2009). While remote sensing from the earth’s surface is well-established in archaeological practice in the Aegean basin, more distant forms of sensing are not as frequently used. Much of the capability to do this from high-resolution satellite-based sensors of various types is the direct result of the Cold War. More recently environmental and resource management concerns have brought this imagery into the public’s use. The book provides a succinct overview of the types of satellite based imagery and how they are processed and analyzed. Case studies, research approaches suing this imagery and heritage management issues complete the volume. The Institute’s Leukos Survey Project on Karpathos uses Quickbird high resolution imagery in its research.

David Rupp

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