New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences
edited by Robert L. Anemone and Glen C. Conroy
New Geospatial Approaches
                to the Anthropological Sciences

Chapter 10. Modeling Archaeological Landscape Transformations in Early Andean Empires.

PR Williams, AC Londoño, and M Hart

Additional Chapter details here


Fig. 1. A map of ancient (dark gray) and modern (light gray) agricultural surfaces in the Moquegua Valley, Peru, based on satellite-image and aerial-photo classification. Key archaeological sites are marked as stars. Elevation contours (gray lines) and annual precipitation isolines (dashed lines) are marked in meters and millimeters respectively.

Fig. 2. A map of the architecture on the summit of Cerro Baúl.

Fig. 3. Agricultural fields at Cerro Mejia (upper left) and LiDAR scans of the terraces in the same location.

Fig. 4. A topographic model derived from LiDAR scans at Cerro Mejia and hydrological model of canals that fed the system based on stream-flow models and canal-fragment locations.

Fig. 5. A LiDAR model of the central court of the palace in sector A of Cerro Baúl.

Fig. 6. An orthophoto from drone photography over the western edge of sector C at Cerro Baúl with architectural walls highlighted in black lines.

Fig. 7. Georegistered thermal images and architectural walls in sectors D and E at Cerro Baúl.

Fig. 8. A mosaic of thermography and drone orthophoto over sector C at Cerro Baúl.

Fig. 9. Magnetic gradiometer contours overlain on a thermal-orthophoto mosaic in sector C at Cerro Baúl. Note the tendency for lower magnetic activity in areas of low thermal radiation.