Accession Number:

ADA048106

Title:

An Example of Appyling Remote Sensing to a Corps of Engineers Archeological Problem.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 76-Aug 77,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report documents a study that illustrates the applicability of conventional remote sensor imagery for obtaining archeological information. The study exemplifies the use of imagery for a problem common to both Corps district offices and military facilities determining if a feature of archeological significance will be impacted by some planned action such as construction or training. In this instance, aerial photography and supporting historical charts were readily available for an area suspected to be the site of an old French village, Old Kaskaskia, near St. Genevieve, Missouri. The U. S. Army Engineer District, St. Louis, was interested in the site of the village because of a proposed levee improvement project under consideration for the area. The available information and nature of the problem provided an excellent opportunity to demonstrate at low cost the applicability of remote sensing techniques for locating features of archeological significance at military installations and acquire information relevant to an existing Corps district problem. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE