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 professionnal archaeologists and institutions to the use of aerial and digital archeology,
– Assisting professionnal archaeologists and institutions with data analysis.
Membership includes professional, avocational and student archeologists, 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 archeology techniques and knowledge in the Americas.
– To promote active cooperation between archeological groups and institutions and support archeological research and conservation efforts by leveraging digital technologies.
– To serve as an additional technical layer to local professional archeological groups and institutions by providing equipment and expertize.
– 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, artefacts collection…. are simply excluded from our activities and reserved to qualified and licensed local archeologists with the agreement of recognized local authorities.