The Principles and Practice of Aerial Archaeology ARCH5041

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To explain the basic photogrammetric properties of aerial photographs and the nature of archaeological aerial photographic phenomena, and to outline the methods and approaches to the acquisition of archaeological aerial photographic data.

Timetable

an average of 2 hrs x 10 wks

Assessment

Seminar presentation and two essays

Course Aims

To explain the basic photogrammetric properties of aerial photographs and the nature of archaeological aerial photographic phenomena, and to outline the methods and approaches to the acquisition of archaeological aerial photographic data.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the module students should understand:
The nature of aerial photographic phenomena and the biases inherent therein;
The main issues involved in the acquisition of aerial photographic data;
The basic photogrammetric properties of aerial photographs.