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Soviet maps for identifying archaeological sites in Central Asia

USSR had a strong tradition of cartography and map-making and the regions that we are mapping using remote sensing on the CAAL project have different levels of maps from different periods.

‘Spying’ on the Amu Darya

After georeferencing a number of CORONA images dating from June-July 1970 it is possible to appreciate how the riverine area has been drastically transformed through processes of soil deposition to the upstream and soil erosion towards the downstream…