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New interpretations of the Fort Clark State Historic Site based on aerial color and thermal infrared imagery
by Heller, Andrew Roland, M.A., University of Arkansas, 2009, 119; 1478520
Abstract (Summary)

The Fort Clark State Historic Site (32ME2) is a well known site on the upper Missouri River, North Dakota. The site was the location of two Euroamerican trading posts and a large Mandan-Arikara earthlodge village. In 2004, Dr. Kenneth L. Kvamme and Dr. Tommy Hailey surveyed the site using aerial color and thermal infrared imagery collected from a powered parachute. Individual images were stitched together into large image mosaics and registered to Wood's 1993 interpretive map of the site using Adobe Photoshop. The analysis of those image mosaics resulted in the identification of more than 1,500 archaeological features, including as many as 124 earthlodges.

Indexing (document details)
School: University of Arkansas
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: MAI 48/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, Geophysics, Cultural Resources Management, Remote sensing
Keywords: North Dakota
Publication Number: 1478520
ISBN: 978-1-109-58416-5
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