A year ago my colleague Paola Sconzo from the University of Tübingen and I decided to start a new project on the endangered archaeology of the Upper Tigris region in Iraq.
The Tahoun project builds on a previous survey – the Jabal Moussa survey – carried out in collaboration with EAMENA and the APJM, which documented the archaeology of the wider landscape.
The SinaiArchaeoWater Project (SAW) is a collaboration between the remote sensing methodology of the EAMENA project ― identifying archaeological and heritage sites and disturbances and threats from satellite imagery ― and the Sinai Peninsula Research (SPR) project
Ground visits are extremely useful, and can be used to validate and check that the interpretations we had made based on remote sensing imagery are correct. For the eight archaeological sites we visited, we could confirm that they are indeed archaeological sites, and that the features we had identified through remote sensing were also correct
In the EAMENA Project, most of the time we see the world from above, through satellite imagery or aerial photographs. These are very informative and, moreover, a quick way to examine and assess large areas of the landscape. However, there are some things that we simply cannot see from above.
Numerous surveys have been carried out across Northern Lebanon, from the Akkar plain in the north, to Copeland and Wescombe’s work across Lebanon as a whole
The Madaba Ring Road, Jordan. Evidence of cultural heritage assets from remote imagery in the Madaba hinterland
In March 2015 the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project was invited by the Department of Antiquities, Jordan (DoA) to record and analyse using satellite imagery, aerial photography and topographic maps the archaeological sites in the region of the Madaba ring road.