Sensor and data fusion technologies in archaeology

Jay K. Johnson & Bryan S. Haley
Remote sensing in prehistoric archaeological research in North America has come to rely on geophysical techniques. This paper reviews their application and efficiency in exploring a group of late prehistoric sites in northern Mississippi. While most archaeologists agree that the use of multiple instruments enhances a geophysical survey, there has been little work done on exploring the potential of using multivariate statistics to integrate the resultant data. Two approaches to this challenge are explored.