High and medium resolution satellite imagery to evaluate late holocene human-environment interactions in arid lands: A case study from the Central Sahara.

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dc.contributor.author Biagetti, S.
dc.contributor.author Merlo, S.
dc.contributor.author Adam, E.
dc.contributor.author Lobo, A.
dc.contributor.author Conesa, F.C.
dc.contributor.author Knight, J.
dc.contributor.author Bekrani, H.
dc.contributor.author Crema, E.R.
dc.contributor.author Alcaina-Mateos, J.
dc.contributor.author Madella, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-06T12:54:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-06T12:54:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Biagetti, S. et al. 2017. High and medium resolution satellite imagery to evaluate late holocene human-environment interactions in arid lands: A case study from the Central Sahara. Remote Sensing 9, (4), 1 April 2017, Article number 351. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2072-4292 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23385
dc.description.abstract We present preliminary results of an Earth observation approach for the study of past human occupation and landscape reconstruction in the Central Sahara. This region includes a variety of geomorphological features such as palaeo-oases, dried river beds, alluvial fans and upland plateaux whose geomorphological characteristics, in combination with climate changes, have influenced patterns of human dispersal and sociocultural activities during the late Holocene. In this paper, we discuss the use of medium- and high-resolution remotely sensed data for the mapping of anthropogenic features and paleo- and contemporary hydrology and vegetation. In the absence of field inspection in this inaccessible region, we use different remote sensing methods to first identify and classify archaeological features, and then explore the geomorphological factors that might have influenced their spatial distribution. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en_ZA
dc.subject Sahara en_ZA
dc.subject Late Holocene en_ZA
dc.subject Earth Observation en_ZA
dc.subject GIS en_ZA
dc.subject High-resolution imagery en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change en_ZA
dc.subject Geographic information systems en_ZA
dc.subject Observatories en_ZA
dc.subject Remote sensing en_ZA
dc.subject Archaeological features en_ZA
dc.subject Landscape reconstruction en_ZA
dc.subject Remotely sensed data en_ZA
dc.title High and medium resolution satellite imagery to evaluate late holocene human-environment interactions in arid lands: A case study from the Central Sahara. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 9 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Remote Sensing en_ZA
dc.description.librarian EM2017 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.3390/rs9040351 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 4 en_ZA
dc.funder Marie S. Curie IEF the Europen Commission, Grant No. 622344 en_ZA


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