AARGnews

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AARGnews is the bi-annual newsletter of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group and is circulated to all AARG members. Since issue 35 it has been prepared and circulated in pdf format. Containing editorials, news items, summary notes and longer descriptive or research articles, AARGnews remains a diverse and open forum for the discussion and exchange of new (and old) ideas related to aerial archaeology, remote sensing, and landscape studies.

Well illustrated with photographs, maps and plans, recent papers have covered aerial photography, air photo interpretation and mapping, historic aviators and their work, the methodology and progress of national remote sensing programmes, satellite imagery, book reviews and useful excerpts from the World Wide Web.

AARGnews

Newsletter of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group

Editorial team: Martin Fowler, Carmen-Cornelia Miu (Bem), Gianluca Cantoro, Chris Cox

ISSN: 1756-753X

Current issue

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No. 67 – October 2023

Contents

  • Editorial by Martin J. F. Fowler
  • Outgoing Chair’s Piece by Sara Popović
  • Incoming Chair’s Piece by Łukasz Banaszek
  • Meet the Editorial Team
  • Thank you, Rog by Chris Cox
  • AARG 2023 Conference Report by Martin J. F. Fowler
  • Before the beginning – life before AARG by Rog Palmer
  • Characterising the Community: Requirements, Resources and Skills by Rachel Opitz
  • Aerial archaeology in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula: Roman military settlement of Primitiva Complutum by Sandra Azcárraga-Cámara & Arturo Ruiz-Taboada
  • The South East Northumberland Air Photo and Lidar Mapping Project by Alison Deegan
  • Cecil Shadbolt’s adventures in Cloudland by Martyn Barber
  • 2D mapping, photogrammetry-based 3D modelling and the virtual reconstructions of Czech lowland crop-marked sites by Martin Gojda & Jiří Unger
  • al-Hira through the keyhole – Settlement research in al-Hira/Najaf, Iraq using declassified HEXAGON satellite imagery by Martin Gussone, Martin J. F. Fowler & Agnes Schneider
  • AARG’s Working Groups – update, September 2023 by Rog Palmer
  • News and Notices
  • Financial Report (2023) by Rebecca Bennett
  • Membership Report (2023) by Lidka Żuk
  • Outgoing Webmaster’s Report (2023) by Agnes Schneider
  • AARGnews outgoing Editor’s Report by Rog Palmer
  • AARGnews – Notes for contributors

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2023

AARGnews 66 (2023/1)Download here

In this issue: Editorial / AARG meeting, September 2023 – Call for papers and information about scholarships / AARG notices / AARG working groups – April 2023 update / Bringing Shyshkin into focus / Kostiantyn Shyshkin in Soviet archaeology / Trypillia Sites: a comparison of Google Earth satellite images to aerial photograph analysis / ‘Fishing for crop marks’ on Worthy Down, Hampshire / Kevin Jones: AARG’s member from New Zealand / Exhibition: Archaeology from Heaven. Moravian Museum, Brno, Czechia. 2 December 2022 to 3 September 2023 / Investigating the thermal imprint of archaeological sites / AARG: general information

2022

AARGnews 65 (2022/2)Download here

In this issue: Editorial / AARG notices / AARG working groups – October 2022 update / Newly documented rows of stupa-like platforms and nearby Vihara-like monastery ruins in the ancient kingdom of Khotan Region in the Tarim Basin / AARG’s Ukraine Working Group / Remains of ancient tracks in the Lower Dnipro region according to satellite imagery / Taming the unknown: Combining different data sources in AARG’s Ukraine Project / Through the Keyhole: Exploiting HEXAGON spy satellite photographs in AARG’s Ukraine Project / Meeting in a meeting: AARG meeting disguised as TRAIL workshop / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

 

AARGnews 64 (2022/1)Download here

In this issue: Editorial / AARG notices / AARG 2022 online meeting – call for papers / AARG working groups – April 2022 update / Captain Alfred G Buckham and pictorial aerial photography / New surveys on the edge of empire: the later prehistoric landscapes of Southwest Scotland / At last! Discovery of archaeological features through aerial imagery and lidar at Galician hillforts / My ‘Desert Island Book’: Wilson, D.R., 1982. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists / The archaeological potential of KH-9 HEXAGON satellite photographs: the Roman temporary camps and siege works at Machaerus and Masada / UAV flown ALS for investigations of archaeological sites and historical landscapes in Russia: first results from a 2018 – 2022 project / Historic England’s Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer / Memories of AARG’s first training school: Kiliti-Siofok, Hungary, 1996 / Cropmarks / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

2021

AARGnews 63 (2021/2)Download here

In this issue: Editorial / AARG notices / AARG’s Sentinel 2 working group – second report / Working with Normalised Difference Vegetation and moisture Indexes in AARG’s Sentinel 2 working group – the idea, the method, and the next step / The archaeological potential of KH-9 HEXAGON satellite photographs: examples from Southern England / Romas Jarockis – putting Polish-Lithuanian archaeological cooperation into international level / Memories of Otto Braasch / Otto Braasch’s first aerial archaeology mission in Hungary (1992): a belated thank you / A cautionary tale of a herring salad / Otto Braasch, an aerial archaeology pioneer / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

 

AARGnews 62 (2021/1)Download here

In this issue: Editorial / Chair’s piece / AARG 2021: Strange times – strange call for papers / AARG notices / AARG’s Sentinel 2 working group – background and first report / Drone archaeology as an amateur / GeoNadir: mobilising Mother Earth’s paparazzi / Wazzat? Number 3 / Aerial archaeological time window in 2020: 12 days in June. Report from Hungary / Aerial Archaeology in Oman 2018 and 2019 / Aerial images and instant gratification (figure 1) / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

2020

AARGnews 61 (2020/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chair’s piece / AARG notices / Detection of crop mark contrast for archaeological surveys / Small window of opportunity in the Upper Thames Valley 2020 / Aerial research in Nord Isère (France – Rhône Alpes region) Panossas “les buissières” / To fly or not to fly – that is the question? / Over Danube meadow with a UAV / Traces of 17th/18th century fortifications in the terrain / Thermal and Multispectral Monitoring of cropmarks by UAV / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

 

AARGnews 60 (2020/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairpiece / Meet the Trustees: Chris Cox, Darja Grosman, Włodzimierz Rączkowski / AARG 2020 / AARG notices / Search for a B-25H-5 of the 418 Night Fighter Squadron USAAF 5th Air Force in New Guinea (West Papua) / Beech bark disease and ancient fields in Marden Forest, West Sussex, UK / The benefit of continuous aerial archaeology flights over decades in Bavaria / Computational approaches to archaeological site detection and monitoring: a brief review of a workshop held in Cambridge, 29 February 2020 / Working round the Covid-19 lockdown and (mainly UK) archive access / Air Photo Services in the Time of Covid-19 / Covid-19 diversions / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information, membership, addresses, student scholarships

2019

AARGnews 59 (2019/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairpiece / AARG notices / Mapping a post-WW2 Prisoner-of-War camp in Bavaria through aerial photography / Resolving some spatial resolution issues – Part 2: When diffraction takes over / AARG Converstation No 4(2): Darja Grosman and Rog Palmer: 17 September 2018 / Cropmarks / Luftfotoarkæologi 2 (Aerial archaeology 2), a new book from Denmark / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information / A selection of posters posters from AARG 2019: Lidar imagery for the understanding and protection of historical landscapes in Northern Ireland – Documenting natural and anthropogenic hazards at the Nasca Lines UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru using satellite SAR – Mapping Medieval Merv – From the archive to the RPAS based 3D photogrammetry. The investigation of an Early Iron Age site-complex in Süttő (Hungary) – GIS-based mapping programme of Bohemian archaeological landscape heritage from aerial photographs – Observations with COSMO-SkyMed SAR in support of detection of archaeological sites and monitoring of cultural heritage in ordinary times and crisis

 

AARGnews 58 (2019/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairpiece / AARG Conference 2019 – venue, dates and call for papers / AARG’s new website / AARG notices / Cultural landscape as palimpsest revisited / LiDAR for Italian archaeology. High-resolution elevation data to enrich our understanding of the defensive circuits of a protohistoric site in Southern Italy / AARG Converstation No 4(1): Darja Grosman and Rog Palmer: 12 September 2018 / Searching for remains of the Great War – prisoner war camps in Poland in perspective of aerial prospection / Drones + images = archives? / Cropmarks / Reviewnote: Tom Condit, Mark Keegan and many others. Aerial investigation and mapping of the Newgrange Landscape, Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath: The Archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Interim Report, December 2018. / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information / More posters from AARG 2018: Lanscape archaeology: the Swedich Geodatabase example of multistratified monitoring – The threat of invasive agriculture on the ancient landscape: Ager Picentinus

2018

AARGnews 57 (2018/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Heatwave reveals ancient trading centre / Chairpiece / AARG notices / Aerial archaeology in Denmark summer 2018 / Historic England Flying Summer 2018 / The Netherlands / UAV investigations of a Pictish cemetery at Tarradale, Ross-shire, Scotland / Notes about ‘Britain by Drone: Heatwave Special’ / Resolving some spatial resolution issues – Part 1: Between line pairs and sampling distance / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information / A selection of posters from AARG 2018: The crop circle mystery: Another case study of a pitfall in the air photographs interpretation – A centuriatio seen from above: airphotography, field surveys and archival research for detecting past landscape systems in the territory of Vibinum (Bovino, Foggia)

 

AARGnews 56 (2018/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairpiece / Preliminary notice: AARG 2018, Venice / Student/young researchers’ scholarships for AARG 2018 / AARG notices / UAVs in Context: Archaeological Airborne Recording in a National Body of Survey and Record / Pixels – So basic but so confusing / Sentinel‐2 tools to improve field survey planning: Methods and first experiences / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information

2017

AARGnews 55 (2017/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Outgoing Chairpiece / Incoming Chairpiece / Preliminary notice: AARG 2018, Venice / Student/young researchers’ scholarships for AARG 2018 / AARG notices / Geert’s aerial pixel corner / The reflection of two fields – electromagnetic radiation and its role in (aerial) imaging / Developing an approach to national mapping – preliminary work on Scotland in miniature / Cropmarks / Books and papers of interest? / AARG: general information / A selection of posters from AARG 2017: Digital Elevation Modelling and Geophysical Surveys at the Roman Camps of Ardoch (Scotland) – An aerial investigation of the eastern necropolis of Nea Paphos, Cyprus – The Role of Agriculture and Pastoralism for the Cultural Formation of the Mountainous Landscape of Siteia Area, Crete (Greece): a view from the sky – Deploying multispectral remote sensing for multitemporal analysis of archaeological crop stress at Ravenshall, Fife, Scotland – The Iron Age hillfort settlement of Vix: Comparing historical DEMs – Aerial Archaeology at Sasamón (Burgos, Spain): Iron Age Hillfort and Roman Camps – A semi‐automatic workflow for the supervised detection of anthropogenic objects in archaeological analysis using GIS APIs and R / CHERISH series: 1 Introduction and objectives – 2 Aerial archaeology: core to the CHERISH project – 3 Monitoring heritage in the coastal zone case study: Skellig Michael, Ireland – Interactive map of the historical heritage of Mosul – Revealing invisible crop marks by DSM relief‐visualisation

 

AARGnews 54 (2017/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / AARG Chairpiece / Student/young researchers’ scholarships for AARG 2017 / AARG 2017: First call for papers / AARG notices / Fantastic Images (and where to find them) / Palimpsests of medieval landscapes. A case study from Lower Silesia Region, Poland / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / Papers of interest? As yet unread / AARG: general information

2016

AARGnews 53 (2016/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / AARG Chair Piece / Student/young researchers’ scholarships for AARG 2016 / AARG notices / Finding common ground: human and computer vision in archaeological prospection / Automated detection in remote sensing archaeology: a reading list / The archaeological potential of declassified HEXAGON KH‐9 panoramic camera satellite photographs / Hillshades and High Drama / Cropmarks / “A set of old wives’ tales”: When Nadar was a photographer. Review article / Recovering lost landscapes. Review article / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 52 (2016/1)Download here
In this issue: Frontispiece – Air Photographs Unit, 50th anniversary Editorial / Chair(man)’s Piece / Student/young researchers’ scholarships for AARG 2016 / AARG 2016: Pilsen. First call for papers / AARG notices / Spanish Section / Aerial Archaeology in Spain: out of the closet? / Interpreting social change from above: causewayed enclosures of Northern Spanish Plateau / A view from the far west of Europe: Aerial Archaeology at the Merida Institute of Archaeology / Aerial survey of the Ager Segisamonensis: a Roman landscape revisited (Sasamón, Spain) / Roman military settlements in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The contribution of historical and modern aerial photography, satellite imagery and airborne LiDAR / Invisible medieval villages: Aerial Research in Alava (Basque Country, Spain) / Remote Sensing within Swedish Archaeology / An archaeological flight further than post‐processualism – seeking a non‐anthropocentric perspective / Making hidden components of past landscapes interpretable: from air photos to structured records / A KH-9 satellite photograph of Soviet‐era landscape graffiti / Cropmarks / Review articles: Understanding Roman Frontiers, A Celebration for Professor Bill Hanson – Detecting and Understanding Historic Landscapes / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2015

AARGnews 51 (2015/2)Download here
In this issue: Frontispiece – ArcLand exhibition poster, Ljubljana / Editorial / Chair(man)’s Piece / AARG notices / AARG’s Flying Circus / Location of hillfort culture settlements by means of aerial archaeology in the municipality of Carral, Galicia / A story about one shot from three thousand five hundred / Crawford in 3‐D: the stereoscope in early aerial archaeology / Flying review 2015 / Book notice: Luftfotoarkæologi i Danmark (Aerial Archaeology in Denmark) / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 50 (2015/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chair(man)’s Piece / AARG 2015, Santiago de Compostela. First call for papers and scholarship information / Assessing Archive Stereo-Aerial Photographs for Reconstructing Archaeological Earthworks / Exploiting the Obsession of Detail: the Benefits of Developing Aerial Archaeology / A workflow for (Semi) automatic extraction of roads and paths in forested areas from Airborne Laser Scan data / Seeing, thinking, walking: a report on the LiDAR visualization and interpretation workshop 2014, Esslingen, Germany / Notes on “Sensing the Past – New Approaches to European Landscapes” / ArchaeoLandscapes International – coming soon! / Santiago Tales from your Committee / AARG notices / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2014

AARGnews 49 (2014/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Oscar’s last AARG Chairman’s Piece / Oldie but goodie. Patterns, Processes and Understanding: Historic aerial photographs for landscape studies, 24-26th April 2014, Bedlewo, Poland / AARG notices / Cropmarks / Review article: Flights into the Past / Review article: Seeing from Above / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 48 (2014/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece: The contribution of aerial techniques to archaeology / AARG 2014, Dublin. First call for papers / AARG Vacancies: Chairman, Vice‐Chairman & Honorary Secretary / A Farewell to Ivan Kuzma / Forthcoming: 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology / AARG 2013 Debate Session: Touching images: thinking thorough textures / Between the eye and the mind. Technology, cognition and knowledge development – eye‐tracking study report / Workshop project reports: Gradina – detecting variability and diversity / Can you catch a shepherd from an airplane? Interpreting aerial photographs of Bukovica / Workshop reports: From point cloud to Local Relief Model: a report and case study from the “LiDAR – innovative technology for archaeology” training school in Poznań, Poland / “In one week learn how to prepare and fly your drone to survey in 3D your Cultural Heritage” / Cropmarks / Books of interest / AARG: general information

2013

AARGnews 47 (2013/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Anniversary Reflections from a Founder Member / Non-invasive Archaeological Training School in Pécs, Hungary: Remote sensing from sky and ground / Traces of the Past Exhibition Opens in Dublin / Google Earth: Improving Mapping Accuracy / 4G (GeoSetter, GoogleEarth, Geoportal, GIS): or a new dimension in the use of spatial data / Stereo photography for airborne observers / Roger Agache 1926 – 2011 / Forthcoming workshop / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / Blog of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 46 (2013/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2013, Amersfoort / Interpreting Archaeological Topography: blurb + ordering information / YAARG – an open working party of AARG / Forthcoming conference; Workshop / Aerial Archaeology Workshop in Doha, Qatar: February 10-14 2013 / What do you see here? Review of Archaeology from Aerial Photographs, an International Workshop at Bamberg, Germany / 53 years of technical progress in aerial archaeology 1960-2013: a cursus at Karden Kreis Cochem, Germany / A geoarchaeologist’s view of aerial archaeology / Integrating magnetometer surveys and oblique aerial photographs / Musings on a past and future for AARG? / Cropmarks / Review article: Roman Camps in Scotland / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2012

AARGnews 45 (2012/2)Download here
In this issue: Frontispiece: London Olympics 2012 / Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Aerial Archaeology course, Czech Republic, 18-23 June 2012 / A picture is worth a thousand words…at least at the Aerial Archaeology Training School in Merida! / Report on summer school of “Potential of satellite images and hyper-/multispectral recording in archaeology” 30th July – 3rd August 2012 / First Aerial Archaeology Research and Training School in Turkey 20 – 30th July 2012 a.k.a. No Sick Bag For You / Forthcoming workshop and conferences / Four photos taken from a balloon over Berlin in the infancy of aerial photography / Things on strings and complex computer algorithms: Kite Aerial Photography and Structure from Motion Photogrammetry at the Tulul adh-Dhahab, Jordan / What a difference a year makes: preliminary DART datasets from Cherry Copse, Cirencester / Pickering’s packages: some thoughts on cursus monuments / Aerial reconnaissance of maritime landscapes in Scotland – some preliminary observations on context, methodology and results / Aerial Archaeology in Jordan 2010-2012 / Cropmarks / Review article: Historic Wales from the Air / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 44 (2012/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2012: Budapest, Hungary: First call for papers / Computer vision techniques: towards automated orthophoto production / Georeferenced Orthophotos and DTMs from Multiple Oblique Images / Fast and automated image rectification with a small (free) software / Messy Landscapes Manifesto / A review of the CORONA Atlas of the Middle East (Beta) / The role of aerial photographs in monitoring change and managing ancient monuments: a case study from Scotland / AARG News / Young AARG / Cropmarks / A book review (A View from the Air) and some observations on publication / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2011

AARGnews 43 (2011/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Participated in AATS in Kostolac and lived to tell / Group photos from the training schools at Kostolac, Serbia and Velling, Denmark / Aerial Archaeology Training School, Denmark, 2-8 July 2011 / A flying tablet PC: developments in digital flying maps for aerial survey at RCAHMS / Calibrating GeoPortal Maps and Orthophotos / Problems of reconnaissance of the karst landscape – an example of the northern sub-Velebit littoral, Croatia / News from New Zealand / Flying in a Rainy Spring: Romanian Surveys in 2011 / Cropmarks 2011 in Poland – is there a need for further discussion? (with an Editor’s note) / Happy Lands Enclosure at Wiggold, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire / Comments on flying, observations and photographs, 2011 / Air Photo Services is 21 / The English Landscapes and Identities Project press release / High-flyers of tomorrow: teaching young archaeologists / Cropmarks / Book (etc) of interest? / AARG: general information / PS – CUCAP reopens

 

AARGnews 42 (2011/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2011. Call for papers, dates and information / AARG 2010 Conference, Bucharest, Romania / Archaeological remote sensing and geophysics: Munster 2010: Conference review / New legs for a long-term pursuit / Aerial archaeological substantiation of a Roman cadastre system’s predictive model / An EPPIC Odyssey into Aerial Archaeology / Information, conference, summer schools, workshop / Cropmarks / Book Review: Mittelneolithische Kreisgrabenanlagen in Niederösterreich / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2010

AARGnews 41 (2010/2)Download here
In this issue: A rather lengthy editorial / Chairman’s Piece: Changing Perspectives / LBI for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology / A 35 years old exhibition catalogue rediscovered: The Catalogue of the “Aerial Archaeology” Exhibition in Bucharest / Aerial Archaeology in Jordan 2010: a brief up-date / The first space photographs and the origins of satellite archaeology / Flying review 2010 / Flying in Denmark summer 2010 / Summer 2010 England / Reconnaissance in Muntenia/Oltenia/SE Transylvania, Romania, 2010 / Scotland / Frustrations of Flying in NE Scotland / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 40 (2010/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Photo Offerings / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2010, Bucharest – info and call for papers / ArchaeoLandscapes Europe: a new European project for aerial archaeology, remote sensing and landscape conservation / The DART project: Developing the roadmap for archaeological remote sensing in the 21st century / ‘Gone with the Wind’ Aerial Photography of Bâtiment Pi, Malia, Crete (Bronze Age) / Ultima Thule – recent aerial survey of Orkney, Scotland / Cropmarks / Books of interest? / AARG: general information

2009

AARGnews 39 (2009/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Why interpretation?: Chairman’s Piece / Archaeological Prospecting Using High-Resolution Digital Satellite Imagery: Recent Advances and Future Prospects – A Session Held at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Conference, Williamsburg, USA, March 2009 / Finding burial mounds from space: automatic detection of circular soil marks and crop marks in QuickBird imagery of agricultural land in south-east Norway / Inspiring Google Earth Precise Positioning / Using the results of the National Mapping Programme in England: some examples from Shropshire / Aerial Archaeology and Remote Sensing in Indian Archaeological Research / Cropmarks / Review article: Archaeological Prospection and Remote Sensing: Standing the test of time? / Other books of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 38 (2009/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / In the shadow of crisis: Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2009 Siena / The role of efficiency in aerial archaeological research of Hungary / GIS-based analysis of aerial photography, soils and landuse / Recording Landscape and Urban Area Modification: an example from Southern Italy / Small but Perfectly Functional – Quadrocopters and Archaeological Recording / Aerial archaeologists’ meeting at Mainz, Germany / Review article: The influence of aerial photography on the artworks of Kate Whiteford / Other books of interest? / Cropmarks / AARG: general information

2008

AARGnews 37 (2008/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / The AARG Archives Working Group / The Centre for Aerial Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow / Using Google Earth Imagery / The Archaeological Sites of Afghanistan in Google Earth / Towards more efficient aerial survey: notes on flying maps / Not roman Centuriation but Greek Chora (land division): discovered from the air – ‘rectified’ by subsequent ground survey / Mostiştea River Project, Romania, 2008 / Digging cropmarks: the Forteviot cropmark complex, Perthshire, Scotland / Advertisement: Mapping Ancient Landscapes in Northamptonshire / Cropmarks / Book of interest? / AARG: general information

 

AARGnews 36 (2008/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2008, Ljubljana – outline of sessions & a call for papers / Report on the AARG Conference, Copenhagen 2007 / The demise of NAPLIB / A beginner’s guide to transformation programs / Locally Adaptive Tone Mapping for Colour and Exposure Error Correction / Planning for your next computer disaster / Military trenches or Ancient Fortification Constructions? / Short report: Fli-map 400 LiDAR system / Book of interest? / Erasmus programme / Erasmus Student Placement Programme 2007/08 – facts and thoughts from the student’s point of view / The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA) / The Aerofilms Collection / New websites: Cornwall HER–NMP and RCAHMW / Cropmarks / AARG: general information

2007

AARGnews 35 (2007/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece – September 2007 / Sputnik at fifty: the archaeological legacy of the world’s first artificial satellite / Flying to the past in Nord-Trøndelag / The Archaeology of a Forgotten Landscape. Air survey and landscape archaeology in County Durham / Aerial Archaeology, Computer Visualisation and Past Landscapes: an international workshop / Why don’t you write something about the last Summer School in Foggia? / The first aerial archaeology workshop in Jordan, April 14-16, 2007 / Workshop in Jordan – a view from the floor / Warsztaty Archeologii Lotniczej: Poznań – 29 April to 5 May 2007 / Culture 2000: APILS Workshop: Poznań, Poland: 6 to 11 August 2007 / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 34 (2007/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Treasurer’s note / Call for papers: AARG 2007: Copenhagen / Annual Meeting of AARG: 10th – 13th September 2007: (Lesson of juggling) / Terry James: a personal recollection / The ‘AeroDat’ project – 21st century archaeological aerial survey / Access Grid Seminars / Did the digital ®evolution change the concept of focal length? / Report on the XVIIth ISSA, Exploring Archaeological Landscapes 27 November – 1 December 2006, Rocca San Silvestro, Tuscany / From Heavens Above: European Cultural Landscapes Revealed By Aerial Archaeology. Seminar Schwerin (Germany), 29th-31st January 2007 / Digital AARGnews? / Cropmarks / Book news and offer: Populating Clay Landscapes / Books of interest?

2006

AARGnews 33 (2006/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Bringing Air and Water Together. Training School in Aerial Archaeology, Barth, Germany, 1-5 May 2006 / Aerial Archaeology Training Course, 1-9 July 2006, Cirencester, England / It is time to have some Membership Rules! / Contextualising the cropmark record: the timber monuments of the Neolithic of Scotland / Using GPS with Digital Cameras / Forthcoming events / Modelling the acquisition times of CORONA KH-4B satellite photographs / A good year for cropmarks in Wales / Soilmarks / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 32 (2006/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / A career in AARG? (job ads) / AARG 2006 Bath, UK – call for papers / Other forthcoming events / Digital Jottings / Seminar on aerial archaeology in Ireland / Honorary membership for Chris Musson MBE / Colour correction and colour cast reduction / Your help wanted / Signposts for GX – looking for prints / Soilmarks / Books of interest?

2005

AARGnews 31 (2005/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / J. S. P. Bradford 1918-1975 / Aerial archaeology above the tree line / Book news: From the Air: understanding aerial archaeology / From hermetic circle to hermeneutic spiral and beyond? Some remarks on the potential of TAARG / In what sense is ‘Illustration’ a prime use of airphotographs? / Forthcoming meeting: Populating Clay Landscapes / An evaluation of scanned CORONA intelligence satellite photography / Google Maps / Cropmarks / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 30 (2005/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2005: call for papers / Culture 2000: Helsinki, October 2004 / Stonehenge from the air in 1900: the ballooning adventures of the Reverend John McKenzie Bacon / AARG special one-day meeting. Populating Clay Landscapes: Recent advances in archaeology on difficult soils / Aerial survey of abandoned agricultural fields in the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Guge: recent findings from 2-foot resolution QuickBird imagery of Bedongpo and environs / Radial distortion correction / Indexing vertical aerial photograph collections: an introduction to www.airphotofinder.com / Cropmarks / Cropmarx at the Theoretical Archaeology Group: a review / A Chinese trail: some remarks on the International Conference on Remote Sensing Archaeology in Beijing, China (18-21.10.2004) / The AARG committee

2004

AARGnews 29 (2004/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Dusty treasure: thoughts on a visit to The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives at Keele University (UK) / Cropmarks / Stories from the seaside: the results of coastal NMP in Suffolk / The rescue of the Po Valley and discovery of a local Indiana Jones / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 28 (2004/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2004 / Conferences of interest? / Origins and early history of AARG: a celebration of our first 21 years – and an excuse to look forward compiled / Constitution of The Aerial Archaeology Research Group with proposed changes / Photographic archives and historical cartography: the case of Kyme (NA). Methodological problems and objectives / Aerial Archaeology in Denmark / The Cambridge University campaign in Denmark 1966-70 / Books of interest? / Cropmarks / Useful reminders..?

2003

AARGnews 27 (2003/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 2004 / Remembrance of Miroslav Bálek († 24. 6. 2003) / Aerial Archaeology Research School – Foggia, 2003 / Aerial Archaeology on Clay Geologies / The Unknown Prekmurje – Records Of The Region’s Past From The Air / On the front line: a novice view. Biskupin … but what next? Aerial photographs in Polish Archaeology. May 22-24, 2003, Leszno, Poland / Summer (or winter for some) flying 2003 / Aerial photography: the use of wheelbarrows / Wings over Armenia: April-May 2003 – report and reflection / Statement on priorities for European aerial archaeology by AARG Committee / Cropmarks / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 26 (2003/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Irwin Scollar – new AARG Honorary Member / Honorary Secretary’s report / The archaeological potential of declassified KH-7 and KH-9 intelligence satellite photographs / AARG 2003 / A local stretch method for fitting old maps or non-optical images to new maps / Using the local stretching function of AirPhoto 3 to correct a late-eighteenth century map of the Isle of Wight, UK / Cropmarks / Freeing the Skies for Air Photography / Canterbury Tales / Space Applications for Heritage Conservation Strasbourg: 5-8 November 2002 / Armenia, Sept-October 2002 – the birth of Wings over Armenia / Things to do in your spare time – other forthcoming events / Books of interest? / Grown ups’ page

2002

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In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Honorary Secretary’s (Treasurer’s) Report / Forthcoming events / GIS-mounted digital historical mapping as an aid to aerial photograph interpretation: a case-study from Scotland / Aerial survey in Italy: an update / A flight in Ukraine / Ten years of aerial archaeology in Bohemia: a jubilee conference / Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference 2002 / Armenia, June 2002 – setbacks and progress / Internet access to air photos across Europe? / Software for anaglyphs / Cropmarks / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 24 (2002/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Honorary Secretary’s Report / A Bird’s Eye View of the Welsh Uplands / The Vienna Experience / Sub-Metre Resolution Satellite Imagery / The Map maker’s “Tower of Babel” / Recording industrial buildings from the air – the case of the Brynmawr Rubber Factory / Derrick Riley Bursary for Aerial Archaeology / Thinking and doing aerial photography / Aerial Research in Armenia 2001 / Towards digital records: notes and thoughts / Cropmarks / Printing photographs: a quest for acceptable quality / Books of interest?

2001

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In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Verticals-Obliques: seventh note / Siena 2001 – Aerial Archaeology Research Week / Territorial study through aerial photography: the Siena 2001 experience / Kodak drop PhotoCD / The Stour Valley Project, England: the archaeology of Constable Country. Part 2: discussion / Cropmarks / How to get First World War APs from the Internet / Kite Aerial Photography in Egypt’s Western Desert / Rosia 2001: no comment / Aerial Archaeology by Remote Controlled Micro Aircraft / “The site was discovered on an aerial photograph.” Thoughts on the ‘when’ of discovery / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 22 (2001/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG Annual Meeting, September 2000: abstracts / Notes from a newcomer / Archaeological Prospection 2001 / AARG 2001 / CULTURE 2000: Conservation through aerial` archaeology (CAA) / How safe are we in the air? / Draft code of conduct for aerial reconnaissance / Whither GPS for aerial archaeology? / Disenchantment / An optimistic future? / NATO Science Programme: Advanced Research Workshop: Aerial Archaeology – Developing Future Practice Leszno, Poland: 15-17 November 2000 Official summary / Back to Leszno: a personal view / Some history of the captured German WWII photography / Cropmarks / Aerial research in Armenia: prospects / Book of considerable interest..? D R Wilson. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists / Books of interest?

2000

AARGnews 21 (2000/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / “Obliques or Vertical?” AARG working party: sixth note / Archaeological Prospection 2001 / Test of Ilford SFX 200 / Narrow ridge and furrow / EAA Round Table on aerial survey / A “strike force” for Europe / Using AirPhoto 1.51 / Recent web pages / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 20 (2000/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Honorary Secretary’s Report / AARG Annual Meeting, Bournemouth, September 1999: summaries / Aerial reconnaissance in England: some thoughts for the future / Forthcoming events / The Stour Valley Project, England: a cropmark landscape in three dimensions. Part 1: methodology / Vertical and oblique photograhs / New homepages / Aerial Archaeology Workshop Leszno 1998 – the view from behind / Mobile GIS with in-flight-GPS-Support: ‘Customizing’ Proposal for AA / The Colosseum of Rome from 681 kilometres / Italy from the ground. Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Summer School, Universita Degli Studi di Siena, December 1999 / A bibliography of Polish aerial archaeology / Exhibition: ‘From the air – pictures of our common past in Europe’ / CIRA and AARG 2000 / Image power? Review article and comment / Books of interest?

1999

AARGnews 19 (1999/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / AARG working groups / Chairman’s Piece / Professor Barri Jones appreciations / Power of image: some ideas on post-processual aerial archaeology / Rowy sa czerwone: Poland – well, Poznan – from the ground / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 18 (1999/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG 98 / Small format vertical aerial photography for mapping standing earthworks / Go East Young Man: a new reconnaissance programme in Romania / Honorary Secretary’s Photograph / High resolution satellite imagery from the internet / Technical News / AARG working groups / Where on Earth is it? / Derrick Riley Bursary for Aerial Archaeology / Third International Conference on Archaeological Prospection / Review article: T. Darvill and A. Fulton, MARS: The Monuments at Risk Survey of England, 1995. / Books of interest?

1998

AARGnews 17 (1998/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / At last … the AARG homepage / Aerial archaeology in Africa: the challenge of a continent / Archaeological applications of imaging radar / Aerial archaeology in Jordan 1998 / Air Archaeology Training Project in Poland: official statistics / Reflections on the Leszno aerial archaeology school / An approach to automated morphological-topographical classification / Plus ça change / AARG Conversation No 3: David Wilson and Rog Palmer: 29 July 1998 / News from Europe / Poland at 1600 asa / Books of interest? / Psst …. Wanna see an AP of Baghdad … / Notices

 

AARGnews 16 (1998/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG notices / AARG98 / AARG working group / AARG aerial photograph competition: results / Notices / Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset, England / The Williamson F24 aerial camera / Air photography and GIS; the Northants approach / Nice aerial photo – shame about the site : a cautionary tale from the Tavoliere (S.E. Italy) / Commercial printing and imaging from 35mm slides / Remote Sensing Society: Archaeology Special Interest Group / Aerial Archaeology in Central Europe: a short conference review / Crop Circles : exhibition of photographs / Radar images on world wide web / Workshop Pecs: 22-24 January 1998: summary / AirPhoto – A WinNT/Win95 Program for Geometric Processing of Archaeological Air Photos / News from Europe / Obituary: Tom Hayes / Books of interest? Reviews and mentions

1997

AARGnews 15 (1997/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG aerial photograph competition / For sale: Ancient Landscapes Of The Yorkshire Wolds / Forthcoming event / British Archaeological Reports / Harold Wingham: pioneer aerial photographer / New films from Kodak / ‘Flying too close to the sun?’ : air photography and GIS / Luftwaffe material in the National Monuments Record of Scotland / Norton: the first interrupted ditch enclosure in Wales? / Europe from the ground / On the archaeological use of vertical photographs / Remote Sensing Applications in Archaeology: conference review / 1.000.000 km2 KVR-lOOO Russian satellite imagery for 49.95 DM? / It may not be done well … but it could be the best that is available / Books of interest? Reviews and mentions

 

AARGnews 14 (1997/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Honorary secretary’s report / AARG 1997 / Derrick Riley bursary for aerial archaeology / Forthcoming events / Thirty years in the air: the thirtieth anniversary of the first aerial reconnaissance by RCHME / Ilford Professional Delta 100 / Bohemia: a long-term grant awarded to the aerial project / The development of aerial photography in New Zealand archaeology (part II) / The Wainway Channel: aerial photographic evidence of land reclamation / Gleanings from Otto / Who’s afraid of morphological analysis? / Computer assisted classification from aerial photographs / New versions of AERIAL / Satellite remote sensing and archaeological survey on the Euphrates / Declassified intelligence satellite photographs – an update / Bibliographic research on aerial archaeology and archaeological prospection / RCHME grants for regional flying 1996/97 / Books of interest? Reviews and comments / Sites of interest? / More World War II photographs? / Letter

1996

AARGnews 13 (1996/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Air archaeology training project in Hungary 1996 / The development of aerial photography in New Zealand archaeology / The combined method of aerial reconnaissance and surface collection / More on Technical Pan / Thoughts on hearing the first cuckoo of Spring: a personal response to bits of AARGnews 12 / AARG conversation N° 2, part 2: John Hampton and Rog Palmer: 30 January 1996 / Declassified intelligence satellite photographs / Aerial archaeology in Japan: a personally-experienced overview / Ring ditches and fungus rings in the 17th century / The small cropmark debate? / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 12 (1996/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Air archaeology training project in Hungary 1996 / Derrick Riley Bursary for aerial archaeology / Derrick Riley notes / News from Europe / Aerial archaeology in the Middle East / Aerial reconnaissance and fieldwalking survey: British and Polish reality / North Nottinghamshire field systems – a landscape overview / AARG 1996 / Mapping in Scotland: the RCAHMS transcription programme / Another member of the AERIAL software family / The earliest record of frost marks and crop marks / The great crop mark crisis / AARG conversation N° 2, part 1: John Hampton and Rog Palmer: 30 January 1996 / The Remote Sensing Society: archaeology: special interest group / Reviews

1995

AARGnews 11 (1995/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG Database of Members / Stonehenge from 230 Kilometres / Vertical Photography and Inter-tidal Archaeology / Thoughts on Mapping / Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Air Photography Unit: Regional Reconnaissance Grants / High Resolution Russian Satellite Imagery / Trying Kodak Technical Pan / AARGMART: Wanted and For Sale / Books of Interest?

 

AARGnews 10 (1995/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Forthcoming conferences (including AARG 1995) / Detection of Archaeological Features on Multispectral Satellite Imagery / The Future of the CBA Aerial Archaeology Committee / AARG subscriptions / Some Few Remarks on the British Diversified View of Aerial Archaeology / Oblique Aerial Photography / Problems and Potentials of Coastal Reconnaissance in Essex / Aerial Photography in Scandinavia / AARGMART: Wanted and For Sale / Books of Interest?

1994

AARGnews 9 (1994/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / The Derrick Riley Fund for Studies in Aerial Archaeology / Chairman’s Piece / Instructions for Operating P14 Cameras / Ground Cover Mapping from Multispectral Satellite Imagery / Pig Alignments – a New Class of Monument / The Challenge: Defining Aerial Archaeology / Aerial Archaeology: the View from a small Continental Country / AARG Conversation No 1: James Pickering and Rog Palmer: 9 August 1994 / AARG 1993 – Oblique Aerial Photography: filters and things in front of the lens / Bits and Pieces / Managing the Archaeological Resource ‘Beyond the Ditch’: a curator’s view on aerial photography / Who Needs a Specialist..? / Royal Commisssion on the Historical Monuments of England, Air Photography Unit: Grants for Aerial Reconnaissance 1994/95 / Books of Interest?

 

AARGnews 8 (1994/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / New Journal : Archaeological Prospection / Aerial Photography – present techniques and future aspirations / AARG1993 – Oblique Aerial Photography – Cameras / AARG Annual Meeting 1994 / Tiptoe through the Cropmarks, Squelch through the Fens – but what next..? / 3-D Still Video Images / RCHME Closes Down! / Wazzat? Number 2 – not the answer! / ‘Aerial Archaeology’. What? / Books of interest?

1993

AARGnews 7 (1993/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Aerial Archaeology in Bohemia / A Flight in Poland / Photography with a Tethered Blimp / Remote Sensing and Archaeology / Clues about Cropmark Formation / A new issue of AERIAL – Version 4.20 / RECTIFY: a program package for the rectification and interpretation of aerial archaeological photos / Towards the rectification of digital images / Technical News / Digital photogrammetry / PC drawing packages – continued / NAPLIB Directory of Aerial Photographic Collections in the UK 1993 / Review: Excavations at Mucking, vol 1: the site atlas / Books of interest?

 

AARGnews 6 (1993/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Some thoughts on Field Archaeology / Air Photography and Sites and Monuments Records: some observations / Archaeological Interpretation and Rectification of Aerial Photographs. A short course at Bradford / Archéologie Aérienne Colloque International: two comments by un égout / Technical News / Ordnance Survey’s Superplan 18PhotoGIS 18PC drawing packages – a query / Ordnance Survey vertical photographs / Contour surveys / Diploma and MPhil in Aerial Photography. A new course. / Cropmark Discoveries in the River Barrow Valley, Ireland 1989-1991 / Aerial Archaeology in Shetland: the South Nesting Palaeolandscape Project / Looking Down on Amarna / Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Air Photography Unit: grants for aerial reconnaissance 1993/4 / Wazzat? Number 2 / Wazzat? Answer to Number 1 / Books of interest? / Stereo Airphoto Training at CUCAP

1992

AARGnews 5 (1992/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / Letter from the Continent / Aerial Archaeology in Israel 1990-92 / Using AERIAL 4.1 / Problems of Interpretation / Crop circles by Anon / Real Interpretation / Technical News / Logitech’s FOTOMAN digital camera / DIGIPEN: a cursor-like-mouse / Photo-CD systems – again / Kodak Digital Camera Systems / Kodak professional film scanners / Wazzat? Number 1 / RCHME NLAP: new express services / Reviews / Books of Interest?

 

AARGnews 4 (1992/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / AARG meeting September 1992 / Archaeology in Northern Ireland / Aerial Photography Advisory Service / Aviation Cameras 1920(±): extracts from a Thornton-Pickard catalogue / Photographing Crop Circles / Problems of Interpretation / Summer School, Cranfield / Luftbildarchäologie in Hamm Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Seeing the Wood Despite the Trees / Photo-CD Systems / The Interpreter’s Lot – 1 / ‘Mapping England’ / Reviews / Books of Interest? / Backword

1991

AARGnews 3 (1991/2)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece: who’s next for the hot-seat? / The Classification of Sites Discovered through Aerial Photography: Why bother / Real Archaeology or Misuderstanding ‘MORPH’? / The Classification Game / Crawshaw’s News / Speak Softly and Carry a Big Roller: Crop Circle Notes / An Airship Trip / Levels of Technology for Digitised Images in Aerial Archaeology / The AERIAL program, Version 4.1 / Recent Enhancements to Photonet / Report on the Aerial Reconnaissance for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire in 1990/91 / Reviews / Books of Interest?

 

AARGnews 2 (1991/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece: an Italian Adventure / Using the Microlight Aircraft for Archaeological Air Photography / Is your Negative File PVC? / Reconnaissance and Post-reconnaissance in Ireland: 1989 and 1990 / Continued Aerial Vomits: responses and suggestions / Unterstammheim-Äpelhusen, a Deserted Village in the Northern part of the Canton of Zurich: first results of our aerial photography project / Developer Funded Aerial Archaeology: the north west ethylene pipeline / Information Page: 1) Crop Circles, 2) Amiens 1992, 3) Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1985-90 / Starfish Sites / Wartime Map References / Approaches to Classification / The Purpose of Crop Mark Analysis / Towards ‘Understanding’: the next steps? / Reviews

1990

AARGnews 1 (1990/1)Download here
In this issue: Editorial / Chairman’s Piece / NAPLIB Symposium / CBA Aerial Archaeology Committee / University of Cambridge, Committee for Aerial Photography / Air Photo Services / Roman logistic support systems along the Lippe river in Westphalia / Aerial vomits: causes, effects and solutions? / Air reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1985 – 90 / National Association of Aerial Photographic Libraries (NAPLIB) / Bacon’s Farm, Upwell, Cambridgeshire: a Roman linear ‘village’ / Freelance aerial archaeology: a personal viewpoint / Aerial photography and exemptions from the ‘Air Navigation Order 1985’ / Wartime reminiscences / Observations on the species Aerial

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