Satellite Remote Sensing

A New Tool for Archaeology

  • Rosa Lasaponara
  • Nicola Masini

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Optical Satellite Remote Sensing in Archaeology: An Overview

  3. Satellite Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage Documentation and Management

  4. Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology: The Contribution of Satellite Observation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-364

About this book


This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of satellite archaeology and it is an invaluable volume for archaeologists, scientists, and managers interested in using satellite Earth Observation (EO) to improve the traditional approach for archaeological investigation, protection and management of Cultural Heritage.

The recent increasing development of EO techniques and the tremendous advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have resulted primarily in Cultural Heritage applications. The book focuses on new challenging prospects for the use of EO in archaeology not only for probing the subsurface to unveil sites and artifacts, but also for the management and valorization as well as for the monitoring and preservation of cultural resources. The book provides a first-class understanding of this revolutionary scenario which was unthinkable several years ago.

The book offers: (i) an excellent collection of outstanding articles focusing on satellite data processing, analysis and interpretation for archaeological applications, (ii) impressive case studies, (iii) striking examples of the high potential of the integration of multi-temporal, multi-scale, multi-sensors techniques.

Each chapter is composed as an authoritative contribution to help the reader grasp the value of its content. The authors are renowned experts from the international scientific community.

Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists in remote sensing applied to archeology, geoarcheology, paleo-environment, paleo-climate and cultural heritage.


Advanced data processing Cultural heritage Multitemporal, multiscale, multisensors data integration Satellite archaeology Satellite based analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosa Lasaponara
    • 1
  • Nicola Masini
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Methodologies for EnvironmeCNR-IMAATito ScaloItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Archaeological and ArchitecCNR-IBAMTito ScaloItaly

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