5.7.5 Investigative Disparity

Priority 1: As with other periods, past archaeological survey and investigative foci have created a degree of imbalance in the distribution pattern of known sites. LiDAR and multispectral imagery coupled with automated feature recognition present opportunities to overcome potential biases including taphonomically derived issues related to historical land use across environmental contexts (Bennett et al 2014; Cowley 2016). Therefore, utilisation of available, and new, technologies and techniques to achieve region-wide archaeological survey coverage is considered a high priority.

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PKARF Qu 5.30: How can a systematic survey of Perth and Kinross utilising LiDAR and multispectral imaging help to address data biases and to clarify our understanding of the region’s Iron Age?

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