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Remote Sensing and Archaeology: The Chora of Chersonesos
Dr. Joseph Carter, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Melba Crawford, Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin
Introduction Chersonesos, located on the north coast of the Black Sea, is an ancient Greek colony with a uniquely preserved agricultural territory. The Center for Space Research (CSR), in collaboration with the University of Texas Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICA), is investigating the use of remote sensing in a comprehensive regional study of this ancient agricultural territory. Understanding the overall pattern of the dividing roads and the relationship between the pattern of human settlement and the natural environment is one of the main goals of this project. Unfortunately, Chersonesos is threatened by natural and anthropogenic factors, such as coastal erosion and urban encroachment.
Therefore, the primary impetus of this project is to investigate the use of satellite and airborne imagery in providing the best possible protection for Chersonesos.
Area Description and Historical Background
Remotely Sensed Data
Last Modified: Fri Apr 09, 1999
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