Drones in Archaeology

Noninvasive archaeology – using lasers, ground penetrating radar and drone photography/videography – is changing the way archaeologists work.

Larger areas can be surveyed at a much greater resolution and more data collected without having to disturb the soil with which any remains have relied upon thus far for their preservation.

Minimal, targeted excavations are now possible thanks to the wealth of information available to the archaeologist.


A combination of LIDAR data visualizations, geophysical surveys, drone photography and traditional techniques is now the best way forward.

Roughtor.com flies the Altura Zenith ATX8, which is an adaptable and solid platform, designed to carry an array of payloads capable of many forms of data capture.


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