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1992). The addresses of these agencies are listed in the notes at the end of this chapter. 1. Aerial photograph of Pueblo Bonito (lower right) and Pueblo Del Arroyo (lower left) in Chaco Canyon Historical Park, New Mexico. Similar, high resolution aerial photographs were used to investigate the structure of the Chaco roads in the park. photo courtesy of National Park Service. 26 THOMAS L. SEVER Photography is an analog technique, in which light exposes a light sensitive chemical, and forms a latent image.
These effects resulted from the emissive effects of the different ground materials. Bennett et al. (1985) used TIMS data for archaeological research along the Red River in Oklahoma. The TIMS was also used to detect prehistoric footpaths in Costa Rica (Sheets and Sever 1988; 1991) (Fig. 5). Currently, TIMS data are being used to detect archaeological features in the Peten of northern Guatemala (Miller et al. 1991: 121-35; Sever 1992). Calibrated Airborne Multispectral Scanner (CAMS) The CAMS was designed and constructed at the Stennis Space Center in 1987 to meet the demands of investigators who requested that calibration data be recorded in real time with their mission data.