In the world of archaeology, exploration, discoveries and surveys always preceed the excavation, analysis and preservation work. Our mission is to explore remote areas and identify new archaeological sites by leveraging aerial and digital tools. By documenting potential sites, we raise public awareness and support scientists and local authorities in their respective missions to ensure the protection and preservation of the global archaeological heritage.
To achieve our goals, the actions led by the Aerial Digital Archaeology & Preservation (ADAP) research group consist in:
- Exploring remote areas
- Discovering new archaeological sites
- Monitoring protected sites
- Training professional archaeologists and institutions to the use of aerial and digital archaeology
- Assisting professional archaeologists and institutions with data analysis
Membership includes professional, avocational and student archaeologists, anthropologists and explorers, as well as individuals of the general public who are interested in Heritage Preservation and Digital Technologies.
Our objectives are the following:
- To promote the increase and the adoption of aerial and digital archaeology techniques and knowledge in the Americas
- To promote active cooperation between archaeological groups and institutions and support archaeological research and conservation efforts by leveraging digital technologies
- To serve as an additional technical layer to local professional archaeological groups and institutions by providing equipment and expertise
- To promote positive views and stimulate the interest of the general public in digital archaeology and the usage of technologies such as drones and ground penetrating radars
Note: The mission of this research group include ONLY NON-INVASIVE exploration and archaeological activities. Excavations, artifacts collection…. are simply excluded from our activities and reserved to qualified and licensed local archaeologists with the agreement of recognized local authorities.