Tech Steps up Archaeological Efforts to Find Hidden Remains

Basu, Mihika (2016) Tech Steps up Archaeological Efforts to Find Hidden Remains. Bangalore Mirror, 23rd April 2016.

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Abstract: Research from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bengaluru, now shows that mod-ern satellite technology can significantly augment traditional archaeological efforts to discover hid-den or buried archaeological remains. To prove their point, the researchers focused on the world's oldest residential monastic university, Nalanda. While scholars have speculated for a long time that Nalanda must have been much larger than the area that is currently excavated and protected by the Archaeological Survey of India or ASI (approximately 0.3 square km), the study has found evi-dence to support this long-held view. The work, which used GIS and remote sensing, shows the area may have been as large as 5 square km, bounded by a cluster of water bodies or tanks.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: School of Humanities > Archaeology
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 08:18
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