Publications

 

As part of the Sustainable Conservation Plan for Nan Madol, CSRM Foundation did a LiDAR survey of Nan Madol and adjacent Temwen Island. Analysis of the LiDAR data revealed a sophisticated cultivation system hidden under Temwen’s heavy vegetation. With several collaborators, we published an article about this discovery, “Airborne LiDAR Reveals a Vast Archaeological Landscape at the Nan Madol World Heritage Site,” in the September 2019 issue of Remote Sensing (see the graphical abstract on the right). As we write in the abstract, the cultivation system revealed by LiDAR “appears to have been able to provide ample food for consumption, feasting, and redistribution or trade. If the landscape alteration described here proves to date to the time of the Saudeleur Dynasty, it will offer many avenues of research into the economic basis of Nan Madol’s regional dominance.”

A multidirectional hillshade model derived from the data collected by our airborne LiDAR survey of Nan Madol and Temwen Island. The cultivation features that are the focus of the article, and the presence of which we verified during fieldwork in summer 2019, are visible.

A multidirectional hillshade model derived from the data collected by our airborne LiDAR survey of Nan Madol and Temwen Island. The cultivation features that are the focus of the article, and the presence of which we verified during fieldwork in summer 2019, are visible.


CSRM Foundation wants to promote access to technologies, management approaches, and interpretations that are useful for understanding and protecting cultural and natural sites. With that in mind, we worked with Springer Academic Press to publish the Archaeological Heritage Management titles, part of Springer’s Briefs in Archaeology series. These works are the products of conferences and projects sponsored by CSRM Foundation. They describe and explain the application of new technologies and strategies to the discovery, interpretation, and management of cultural heritage sites. (You can click on the images to reach Springer's purchasing website.)


Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space, 

edited by Douglas C. Comer and Michael J. Harrower


The Archaeology of Interdependence: European Involvement in the Development of a Sovereign United States,

edited by Douglas C. Comer


Heritage in the Context of Globalization: Europe and the Americas,

edited by Peter F. Biehl and Christopher Prescott


Heritage Management, Tourism, and Governance in China: Managing the Past to Serve the Present, 

edited by Robert J. Shepard and Larry Yu

 

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Tourism and Archaeological Heritage Management at Petra: Driver to Development or Destruction?

edited by Douglas C. Comer


Identity and Heritage: Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World,

edited by Peter F. Biehl and Douglas C. Comer