Tag: Drones

Developing new surveying techniques under the Greek sun

The team’s morning march to the survey area.  Our work in Greece this summer involves two distinct archaeological projects: surveying in Abdera (Thrace) and surveying and excavating in Grevena (Western Macedonia), with additional geomorphological and geoarchaeological prospection in both areas.  These projects will provide a new paradigm of techniques available for archaeological surveys, with a stronger involvement of remote sensing,…
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The group keeps growing bigger and better!

We are celebrating a new GIAP member and three new drone licenses in the team! With the increasing non-technical workload on all researchers’ shoulders, it is becoming increasingly necessary to rely on specialised support personnel. Aspects such as grant proposals, project and team management, as well as communication and dissemination, are all essential aspects to…
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Experimental drone flights to develop new remote-sensing methods

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa preparing the drone for the experimental flight In collaboration with the City Council of La Garriga (Catalonia), this summer we have begun a series of experimental flights with drones as part of a research project that seeks to develop new methods for remote detection of sites. The fields adjacent to the Roman villa of Can Terrers, as well as other…
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Unraveling nomadic pastoralism in Mongolia in the Bronze Age

Last Thursday, July 22nd, National Geographic History published an article featuring one of the projects in which we collaborate. It is an exciting initiative between the National Museum of Mongolia and the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) to investigate Bronze Age nomadic societies and pastoralism in Mongolia. The project is funded by the Fundación Palarq and it expands the Western Mongolia Archaeological Project,…
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Our research makes the headlines in national press!

Last Monday 19th July, La Vanguardia, one of the most read national newspapers in Catalonia and Spain, published an article on remote sensing and artificial intelligence featuring the research of our group. The article focuses on how drone and satellite imagery is radically transforming the detection of sites and other features of archaeological interest, such as scattered surface remains.  For example, it highlights how lidar helped us and our Galician (Miguel Carrero Pazos) and Portuguese (João…
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Back to the field!

Giannis Apostolou and Arnau Garcia flying the drone at Empúries Giannis Apostolou, Paloma Aliende and Arnau Garcia-Molsosa reporting: After several months in dry-dock, with work advancing only from our home computers, we can finally retake our aerial surveys! We have really missed the outdoors and the rewards of fieldwork and it is now time for…
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