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Automated feature extraction for prospection and analysis of monumental earthworks from aerial LiDAR in the Kingdom of Tonga

Freeland, Travis; Heung, Brandon; Burley, David; Clark, Geoffrey; Knudby, Anders


Recent LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey in Tonga has documented a dense and complex archaeological landscape, particularly on the principal island of Tongatapu. Among the features revealed by the LiDAR are a profusion of earthen mounds, most of which are associated with residence, sporting, or burial in the period 1000e1850 CE. For identification and mapping of the mounds we use and evaluate two automated feature extraction (AFE) techniques, object-based image analysis and an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.04.011


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