It’s been a long time since my last post. I have a lot of written thoughts that I would try to post bit by bit, and the one about aerial photography is a good point to star with. Especially because it has been largely acknowledged in the blog, but we have never come across a discussion.
Appart from the information about different sites, we should recapture the spirit of discussion which this project started with. Everything is very interesting (I’ll come back later to post some replies for the latest news). Furthermore, I’d really want to know your opinion (written or spoken) about the limits and possibilities of aerial photography.
While doing the report for the module I have started thinking about this, and also seen the discussion in a spanish website (arqueología del paisaje).
I have written some words on the subject, but I prefer you to start the discussion and then I’ll post my ideas. I think that we can come up with a nice conclusion (or maybe not).
Some of the main issues in my opinion are:
– aerial photography understood as an end and not as a mere methodology.
– A matter of soils: where can we gather information from?
– Which sites and which phases of them are represented?
– Especially important: how can we understand the relationship between elements (lines in the photographs) and establish some kind of hierarchy?
Limits and possibilities, what do you think?