Fieldwork of Subproject Air

Anke Stoker

Desktop interpretation of remotely sensed imagery and data results in an extensive geodatabase of the mapped locations of identified features (GIS), which require further and accurate classification by means of GTR fieldwork (Ground Truth Reconnaissance). This type of fieldwork involves documentation, and geotagged photography of the feature. In case a feature is (part of) a newly identified archaeological findspot or site, further research is carried out. This involves GPS measurements of the total extent of the findspot, and – provided that the findspot is located within the boundaries of a survey permit area – systematic and/or random sampling of diagnostic or representative surface material. The current state of findspots and features are documented and photographed and so is the surrounding landscape. The collected samples are transported to the Karystos archaeological museum, where they are cleaned, documented, drawn, photographed, interpreted, and analysed by specialists.