How can drones help us find settlements long-lost to time? In episode 89, Jesse Casana from Dartmouth College’s Department of Anthropology discusses his research into using multi-sensor drones to collect data about a major Native American settlement in what is now Southeastern Kansas. His article “A Council Circle at Etzanoa? Multi-sensor Drone Survey at an Ancestral Wichita Settlement in Southeastern Kansas,” was published on August 24, 2020 with Elise Jakoby Laugier, Austin Chad Hill, and Donald Blakeslee in American Antiquity.
Websites and other resources
- Jesse’s Spatial Archaeometry Lab (Twitter)
- Video of Jesse presenting on his satellite-based archaeology in Syria
- Video of Jesse presenting on his drone-based archaeology in Mexico & Illinois
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Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers