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 N. Singh},
  journal={Geosciences},
  year={2018}
}
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