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dc.contributor.advisorGaffney, Christopher F.
dc.contributor.advisorBatt, Catherine M.
dc.contributor.authorCorkum II, Alexander C.
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-10T11:30:00Z
dc.date.available2023-01-10T11:30:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19279
dc.description.abstractWithin the archaeological record ‘mounds’ are often ubiquitous. They are common in many ancient cultures, and they vary in size, construction techniques and use. This research is focused upon optimizing the use of remote sensing for the non-invasive study of mounds both in the United States and the United Kingdom. This thesis presents three representative earthen mound sites and proposes a comprehensive and modular survey methodology to guide the planning and execution of a mound survey tailored to the unique requirements presented by the cultural resource at a particular location. In doing so, the research has provided optimized approaches to high resolution three-dimensional topographic models using a variety of digital methods. These models have been shown to accurately capture the variability of the modern ground surface, which is of vital importance to the management of the mounds. Furthermore, these models have proved vital for integrating geophysical methods into the holistic workspace, thereby providing a better archaeological understanding of the below ground remains. Every mound surveyed presented different challenges, and therefore had to be approached in a slightly different way. However, the general methodology was highly effective for both characterizing below-ground archaeological and natural anomalies, and for assessing the state of preservation of all mounds surveyed. As a result, a flowchart has been generated for non-invasive assessment of mounds in general. If followed, this will allow the production of a “snapshot” of the mound or mound group at a fixed point in time with the resolution necessary to produce useful and insightful interpretation. While this research focuses on the application of geophysical and topographic survey in the United Kingdom and United States to a mound or mound group, this methodology and the associated outcomes can be valuable more globally not only for archaeology, but also heritage management.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectEarth resistivity tomographyen_US
dc.subjectGround penetrating radaren_US
dc.subjectEarth resistanceen_US
dc.subjectPhotogrammetryen_US
dc.subjectUAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)en_US
dc.subjectHeritage managementen_US
dc.subjectLaser scanningen_US
dc.subjectElectro-magnetic inductionen_US
dc.subjectMounden_US
dc.subjectBurial moundsen_US
dc.subjectTopographic modelsen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.titleOptimizing Remote Sensing Methodology for Burial Mounds in the United States and United Kingdomen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Life Sciences. School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciencesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2019
refterms.dateFOA2023-01-10T11:30:00Z


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