Mapping Archaeology While Mapping an Empire: Using Historical Maps to Reconstruct Ancient Settlement Landscapes in Modern India and Pakistan

@article{Petrie2018MappingAW,
  title={Mapping Archaeology While Mapping an Empire: Using Historical Maps to Reconstruct Ancient Settlement Landscapes in Modern India and Pakistan},
  author={Cameron A. Petrie and Hector A. Orengo and Adam S. Green and Joanna R. Walker and Arnau Garcia and Francesc C. Conesa and J. Robert Knox and Ravindra Nath Singh},
  journal={Geosciences},
  year={2018}
}
A range of data sources are now used to support the process of archaeological prospection, including remote sensed imagery, spy satellite photographs and aerial photographs. This paper advocates the value and importance of a hitherto under-utilised historical mapping resource—the Survey of India 1” to 1-mile map series, which was based on surveys started in the mid–late nineteenth century, and published progressively from the early twentieth century AD. These maps present a systematic… 

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