Wednesday, December 18, 2019

One Off Journal Issues: "2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage"

One Off Journal Issues: Special Issue "2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage"

Occasionally issues of journals where one might not normally think to look produce thematic issues of interest. Availability online makes them much more discoverable. A case in point:

"2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage". A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292)

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Christopher Brooke E-Mail Website Guest Editor
Department of History, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1636 812607
Interests: archaeological ground-based remote sensing; image processing; mathematical modelling; medieval history
Dr. Louise Rayne E-Mail Website Guest Editor
School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, LE1 7RH, UK
Tel. +44 (0)116 229 7370
Interests: landscape archaeology; water management history; human–environment interactions; application of remote sensing and GIS to archaeology
Prof. Danny Donoghue E-Mail Website Guest Editor
Department of Geography, University of Durham, Lower Mountjoy, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 191 33 41867
Interests: airborne and satellite remote sensing; applications of remote sensing for archaeology and coastal change; computer aided learning techniques; geographical information systems for environmental modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,
This Special Issue assesses the status of remote sensing applications in archaeology and explores how their use could have a more significant impact on archaeological research and cultural heritage protection in the future. It is organized in conjunction with the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) Archaeology Special Interest Group. Remote sensing and GIS have rapidly been adopted by archaeologists for several key reasons: Fast mapping of entire landscapes, analysis of large datasets, and a way of recording features in areas rendered inaccessible, for example in areas affected by current conflict, by land-use change, and in built heritage. In recent years many image interpretation-based studies, classifications and automated detection projects (and thermal imaging, photogrammetry, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and the relatively low-cost/open source and user-friendly structure-from-motion software packages have been applied to cultural heritage protection as well as recording and analysis. Applications have also sought to demonstrate the use of remote sensing for specific regions, sites, buildings and even objects. The value of many of the products of these analyses needs to be established more robustly, however, reflecting on the need for them to enhance our understanding of past landscapes rather than primarily acting as aesthetically-pleasing visualizations. While many archaeological projects rely exclusively on trained expertise in remote sensing, others are also making use of citizen scientists to build larger datasets. This issue will present a number of relevant remote sensing tools and case studies across a wide temporal and spatial range and assess the impact of an increasingly open-source research environment; it will also promote a discussion of how the impact of remote sensing and GIS techniques in archaeology and cultural heritage can be increased.
Dr. Christopher Brooke
Dr. Louise Rayne
Prof. Danny Donoghue
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Remote sensing archaeology
  • ‘Structure from Motion’ Photogrammetry
  • Cloud Computing and Parallel Processing
  • SAR, Lidar, GIS
  • Multispectral Imaging, Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Thermography, Thermal Imaging

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Detecting and Mapping Slag Heaps at Ancient Copper Production Sites in Oman
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(24), 3014; - 14 Dec 2019
This study presents a new approach for detection and mapping of ancient slag heaps using 16-band multispectral satellite imagery. Understanding the distribution of slag (a byproduct of metal production) is of great importance for understanding how metallurgy shaped long-term economic and political change [...] Read more.
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage)
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Open AccessArticle
An Integrated Approach to 3D Web Visualization of Cultural Heritage Heterogeneous Datasets
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(21), 2508; - 26 Oct 2019
The evolution of the high-quality 3D archaeological representations from niche products to integrated online media has not yet been completed. Digital archives of the field often lack multimodal data interoperability, user interaction and intelligibility. A web-based cultural heritage archive that compensates for these [...] Read more.
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage)
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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Remote Sensing the Archaeological Traces of Boat Movement in the Marshes of Southern Mesopotamia
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(21), 2474; - 23 Oct 2019
This study presents the results of the first remote sensing survey of hollow ways in Southern Mesopotamia between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf, primarily using the imagery in Google Earth. For archaeologists, hollow ways are important trace fossils of past human movement that [...] Read more.
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Open AccessArticle
Multispectral Contrast of Archaeological Features: A Quantitative Evaluation
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 913; - 15 Apr 2019
Cited by 4
This study provides an evaluation of spectral responses of hollow ways in Upper Mesopotamia. Hollow ways were used for the transportation of animals, carts, and other moving agents for centuries. The aim is to show how the success of spectral indices varies in [...] Read more.
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Open AccessArticle
A Remote Sensing Approach for Mapping the Development of Ancient Water Management in the Near East
Remote Sens. 2018, 10(12), 2042; - 14 Dec 2018
Cited by 2
We present a novel approach that uses remote sensing to record and reconstruct traces of ancient water management throughout the whole region of Northern Mesopotamia, an area where modern agriculture and warfare has had a severe impact on the survival of archaeological remains [...] Read more.
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Open AccessFeature PaperReview
Detection of Archaeological Looting from Space: Methods, Achievements and Challenges
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(20), 2389; - 15 Oct 2019
Illegal excavations in archaeological heritage sites (namely “looting”) are a global phenomenon. Satellite images are nowadays massively used by archaeologists to systematically document sites affected by looting. In parallel, remote sensing scientists are increasingly developing processing methods with a certain degree of automation [...] Read more.
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