The Use of Remote Sensing Techniques Compared to Traditional Archaeological Phase II Testing Methods: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, HR-524, 1986

(1986) The Use of Remote Sensing Techniques Compared to Traditional Archaeological Phase II Testing Methods: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, HR-524, 1986. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Remote sensing was utilized in the Phase II Cultural Resources Investigation for this project in lieu of extensive excavations. The purpose of the present report is to compare the costs and benefits of the use of remote sensing to the hypothetical use of traditional excavation methods for this project. Estimates for this hypothetical situation are based on the project archaeologist's considerable past experience in conducting similar investigations. Only that part of the Phase II investigation involving field investigations is addressed in this report. Costs for literature review, laboratory analysis, report preparation, etc., are not included. The project manager proposed the use of this technique for the fol lowing logistic, safety and budgetary reasons.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Archaeological surveying, Benefit cost analysis, Excavation, Urban development
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Environment
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 19730
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 18:22
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 18:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19730