More on Satellite images identify early settlements
published on 25 March 2012
For decades, working as an archaeologist meant being, as Jason Ur, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, puts it, "the guy with the muddy boots." A comparison of the results of the ASTER classification (left) and the distribution... [continue reading]
Posted by on March 25, 2012, 13:30.
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