Ostrovul Preasna Veche, râul Mostiştea
Preasna Veche islet, Mostistea river
Pauză de zbor la Brastavăţu
Flight break at Brastavăţu
Tell-ul Gumelniţa, lângă Olteniţa (jud. Călăraşi)
Gumelnita Tell, near Olteniţa
Șantier arheologic - Bucșani
Archaeological site - Bucșani
Tumulul de la Vânători
Vânători       tomb         
Fotografie aeriana Mostistea (1977)
Mostistea Valley aerial photo


Aviation Museum (Bucharest)

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum (Bucharest)

Teleorman County Museum (Alexandria)

Boian Plain Museum (Drăgănești-Olt)

Ostrovit S.A.

Caro Hotel

Aerial Archaeology. In Romania and in Europe

Arheologie aeriană. În România și Europa [Aerial Archaeology.  In Romania and in Europe]

By Rog Palmer, Irina Oberländer-Târnoveanu, Carmen Bem

AARG 2010

Pre-conference workshop:
Remote-sensing mapping programmes in archaeology: planning, organisation, results


15 September 2010


The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the utility of multiannual aerial mapping programmes for archaeology and cultural heritage protection in European countries. Are they necessary? Or can Google Earth replace them?
What are the costs and benefits? How many people are needed, with what expertise? How many flights a year? How many sites identified on average during a flight? How many hours needed to analyse, georeference and interpret the photos?

What about the resulted archives: who get access? What are the maintenance costs?

There are many questions people from countries at an early stage in this field put. There is no easy answer but we want to learn about good parts and mistakes to avoid, if possible.

We want to bring together people who participated in such programmes in
their countries, regions and organisations, to learn about their strategy,
planning, workflow, costs and results. Whether you want to speak about your experience or to put questions, please register for the pre-conference


Programme and presentations (pdf)



Rog Palmer

Introduction to Aerial Archaeology

10:00 – 10:30


Chris Musson

Strategy and rates of discovery for sites in Wales and the adjacent parts of England

10:30 – 11:00


René Pelegrin
(K.U.Leuven, Belgium)

Aerial survey projects in the eastern part of Belgium

11:30 – 12:00


Ioana Oltean
(Exeter, UK)

For an Aerial Investigation Programme in Romania

12:00 – 12:30


Visy Zsolt, Szabó, M. Pánczél, Sz.
(Pecs, Hungary)

Aerial archaeological investigations
on the Eastern limes of Dacia in 2007-2009

12:30 – 13:00



Lunch Break and
Visit to the Open Air Village Museum

13:00 – 15:00


Dorel Micle, Adrian Cântar & alli

Using satellite images to identify archaeological structures in the Banat Region, SW Romania

15:00 – 15:30


Dr. Ralf Hesse

Baden-Württemberg LIDAR Project

15:30 – 16:00


Rog Palmer
(Cambridge AirPhoto Service, UK)

Using Google Earth is enough?


16:00 – 16:30


Peter Horne
(English Heritage, UK)

National Mapping Programme

16:30 – 17:00




17:00 – 17:30


If you are interested to speak about your experience or rise questions, please register for the pre-conference workshop by sending an e-mail to Irina Oberländer-Trnoveanu:
irina @ cimec.ro

There is no registration fee but limited places.