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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2009

ANT 324L • GIS and Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Paleontology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29880 T
T
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
EPS 2.136
GRG 206
Reed

Course Description

Research in the historical sciences rely ever more on geospatial data and analysis. This course is designed to give upper level majors in the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology and paleontology a basic working foundation in the use of geographical information systems (GIS) and the analysis of remotely sensed data from satellites and aerial photographs. This course introduces students to the workflow of processing remote sensing data, starting with data acquisition and moving on to image georeferencing, image enhancement and filtering, and image classification. The GIS component of the class instructs students in the design, construction and maintenance of geodatabases and GIS coverages. It goes on to cover spatial analysis, and geospatial statistics. The course is designed to give students hands-on experience and a solid foundation for utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing in research applications.

Grading Policy

Grading: Two exams: 60% Final project: 40%

Texts

T. Lillesand et al. (2003) Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. Fifth Edition. New York: Wiley

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