Drones are becoming ever more present tools for archaeologists looking to add to their survey and excavation toolkits. They’ve been used to get some great aerial views of archaeological sites and features and sometimes even to discover them! And researchers have now teamed up high-res drone pictures with some nifty machine learning to detect one of an archaeologist’s go to first finds – potsherds!
Fieldwalking and Aerial Photographs
Most archaeologists have had the pleasure of fieldwalking, aka ‘pedestrian surveying’ at some point in their career. This is a survey technique employed by a group of archaeologists, or archaeology students, who head out as a team to walk across a large area of open land they think may be of archaeological interest.
Remote Monitored Systems PLC (LON:RMS) is focused on the continued development of the Company’s ‘Survey & Inspection’ business. RMS wholly owns Geocurve Limited a specialist data collection, surveying and data analysis business.