Mapping Ancient Landscapes


Jason Ur, Jeffrey Blossom, and Christian Harder. 2019. “Mapping Ancient Landscapes.” In GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, edited by Dawn Wright, Pp. 142-165. Redlands CA: Esri Press. Publisher's Version Copy at
Mapping Ancient Landscapes


Racing against the clock as development encroaches on important Kurdish heritage sites, a team of landscape archaeologists deploys drones and comparative image analysis to capture previously undetected ancient settlements.

The chapter is accompanied by various online resources, including interactive maps, which can be viewed at the GISforScience website.

See also: Erbil Plain
Last updated on 03/06/2021