Volume XL-5/W7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 141-146, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W7-141-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 141-146, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W7-141-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  11 Aug 2015

11 Aug 2015

Complex Archaeological Prospection Using Combination of Non-destructive Techniques

M. Faltýnová1, K. Pavelka1, P. Nový2, and J. Šedina1 M. Faltýnová et al.
  • 1Department of Mapping and Cartography, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2Museum of Central Bohemia, Roztoky, Czech Republic

Keywords: Shaded relief, ground-penetrating radar, aerial laser scanning, RPAS, aerial photogrammetry

Abstract. This article describes the use of a combination of non-destructive techniques for the complex documentation of a fabulous historical site called Devil’s Furrow, an unusual linear formation lying in the landscape of central Bohemia. In spite of many efforts towards interpretation of the formation, its original form and purpose have not yet been explained in a satisfactory manner. The study focuses on the northern part of the furrow which appears to be a dissimilar element within the scope of the whole Devil’s Furrow. This article presents detailed description of relics of the formation based on historical map searches and modern investigation methods including airborne laser scanning, aerial photogrammetry (based on airplane and RPAS) and ground-penetrating radar. Airborne laser scanning data and aerial orthoimages acquired by the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre were used. Other measurements were conducted by our laboratory. Data acquired by various methods provide sufficient information to determine the probable original shape of the formation and proves explicitly the anthropological origin of the northern part of the formation (around village Lipany).