Using UAV LIDAR and Spectral Technology To Detect Human Landscape Changes in Amazonia

Friday, 13 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21E (San Jose Convention Center)
Josť Iriarte, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
We will investigate the influence of the late pre-Columbian (1000-1492 A.D.) land use on Amazonian landscapes, the impact of the 1492 Columbian Encounter (CE) and its modern legacy through the comparative study of pre-Columbian land uses in four different regions of Amazonia by applying an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates archaeology, ethnohistory, archaeobotany, paleoecology, soil science, landscape ecology and remote sensing.