Using Google Earth to identify and quantify the looting of archaeological sites: Bibliography

Bibliography and Further reading for using Google Earth to identify and quantify the looting of archaeological sites:

Alva, W. 2001. The destruction, looting and traffic of the archaeological heritage of Peru, in N. Brodie, J. Doole & C. Renfrew (ed.) Trade in illicit antiquities: the destruction of the world’s archaeological heritage (McDonald Institute Monographs): 89-96. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Atwood, R. 2004 Stealing history: tomb raiders, smugglers, and the looting of the ancient world. New York: St Martin’s Press.

Beck, A. (2006). “Google Earth and World Wind: remote sensing for the masses?” Antiquity 80(308).

Bewley, Robert and Kennedy, David, 2013. Historical Aerial Imagery in Jordan and the Wider Middle East, in Hanson, W.S. and Oltean I.A. (eds) Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives. New York: Springer: 221-242.

Bisheh, G. (2001). One Damn Illicit Excavation after Another: the Destruction of the Archaeological Heritage of Jordan. Trade in Illicit Antiquities: The Destruction of the World’s Archaeological Heritage. N. Brodie, J. Doole and C. Renfrew. Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: 115-118.

Brodie, Neil and Contreras, Daniel (2012), ‘The economics of the looted archaeological site of Bâb edh-Dhrâ’: a view from Google Earth’, in Paula K. Lazrus and Alex W. Barker (eds), All The Kings Horses: Looting, Antiquities Trafficking and the Integrity of the Archaeological Record (Washington DC: Society for American Archaeology).

Church, W.B. & R. Morales Gamarra. 2004. Tomb raiders of El Dorado: conservation dilemmas on a ‘new’ archaeological frontier in Peru. The SAA Archaeological Record 4(1): 24-9.

Coe, M.C. 1993. From huaquero to connoisseur: the early market in pre-Columbian art, in E.H. Boone (ed.) Collecting the pre-Columbian past: 271-90. Washington (DC): Dumbarton Oaks.

Conlee, Christina A. 2011. An exploration of looted Middle Horizon tombs from Nasca. Ñawpa Pacha, Journal of Andean Archaeology 31: 45-54.

Contreras, Daniel A. (2010), ‘Huaqueros and remote sensing imagery: Assessing looting damage in the Virú Valley, Peru’, Antiquity, 84: 544-55.

Contreras, Daniel A. and Brodie, Neil (2010), ‘Quantifying destruction: An evaluation of the utility of publicly-available satellite imagery for investigating looting of archaeological sites in Jordan,’ Journal of Field Archaeology,35: 101-14.

Contreras, D. and Brodie, N. (2010), ‘Shining light on looting: Using Google Earth to quantify damage and raise public awareness’, SAA Archaeological Record.

Elia, R.J. 1997. Looting, collecting, and the destruction of archaeological resources. Nonrenewable Resources 6(2): 85-98.

Fisher, G. Burch, Colin B. Amos, Bodo Bookhagen, Douglas W. Burbank, and Vincent Godard. 2012. Channel widths, landslides, faults, and beyond: The new world order of high-spatial resolution Google Earth imagery in the study of earth surface processes. Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research 492: 1.

Hanson, Kathryn 2011 Ancient artefacts and modern conflict: A case study of looting and instability in Iraq. In Peter G. Stone (ed.) Cultural Heritage, Ethics and the Military. Woodbridge: Boydell. 113-128

Hritz, C. (2008). “Remote Sensing of Cultural Heritage in Iraq: A Case Study of Isin.” TAARII Newsletter 3(1): 1-8.

Kaulicke, Peter, Lars Fehren-Schmitz, María Kolp-Godoy, Patricia Landa, Óscar Loyola, Martha Palma, Elsa Tomasto, Cindy Vergel, and Burkhard Vogt. 2012. Implicancias de un área funeraria del Periodo Formativo Tardío en el departamento de Ica. Boletín de Arqueología 13: 289-322.

Kennedy, David L. 2012 Pioneers above Jordan: revealing a prehistoric landscape. Antiquity 86: 474–491.

Kennedy, D. and R. Bewley (2004). Ancient Jordan from the air. London, The Council for British Research in the Levant and The British Academy.

Kirkpatrick, S.D. 1992. Lords of Sipan: a tale of pre-Inca tombs, archaeology, and crime. New York: Morrow.

Lasaponara, Rosa and Masini, Nicola (2010), ‘Facing the archaeological looting in Peru by using very high resolution satellite imagery and local spatial autocorrelation statistics’, in D. Taniar (ed.), ICCSA 2010, Part I, LNCS(Berlin: Springer), 254-61.

Lasaponara, Rosa, Danese, Maria and Masini, Nicola (2012), ‘Satellite based monitoring of archaeological looting in Peru’, in Rosa Lasaponara and Nicola Masini (eds.), Satellite Remote Sensing: A New Tool for Archaeology(Berlin: Springer), 177-93.

McCreery, D. W. (1996). “A Salvage Operation at Bab adh-Dhra.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 40: 51-62.

Nagin, C. 1990. The Peruvian gold rush. Art and Antiques 7(5): 98-106.

Ortner, D. J. and B. Frohlich (2008). The Early Bronze Age I Tombs and Burials of Bab edh-Dhra’, Jordan. Lanham, Altamira Press.

Parcak, S. 2007. ‘Satellite Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring Archaeological Tells in the Middle East. Journal of Field Archaeology 32: 65–81.

Parcak, S. 2009. Satellite remote sensing for archaeology. London: Routledge.

Politis, K. D. (1994). “Biblical Zoar: the looting of an ancient site.” Minerva 5(6): 12-15.

Politis, K. D. (2002). Dealing with the dealers and tomb robbers: the realities of the archaeology of the Ghor es-Safi in Jordan. Illicit Antiquities: The theft of culture and the extinction of archaeology. N. Brodie and K. W. Tubb. London, Routledge: 257-267.

Rose, J. C. and D. L. Burke (2004). “Making money from buried treasure.” Culture Without Context(14): 4-8.

Schaub, R. T. (1993). Bab edh-Dhra. The New Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. E. Stern. Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society. 1.

Schaub, R. T. and W. E. Rast (1989). Bab edh-Dhra: Excavations in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp (1965-67). Winona Lake, IN, Eisenbrauns.

Scollar, I. & R. Palmer. 2008. Using Google Earth imagery. AARGnews 37: 15-21.

Smith, K.L. 2005. Looting and the politics of archaeological knowledge in northern Peru. Ethnos 70(2): 149-70.

Stone, E. C. (2008a). Archaeological Site Looting: The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Southern Iraq. Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq’s Past. G. Emberling and K. Hanson. Chicago, The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago: 65-80.

Stone, E. C. (2008b). “Patterns of Looting in Southern Iraq.” Antiquity 82: 125-138.

Stubbs, J. and K. McKee (2007). Applications of Remote Sensing to the Understanding and Management of Cultural Heritage Sites. Remote Sensing in Archaeology: 515-540.

Ur, J. (2006). “Google Earth and Archaeology.” SAA Archaeological Record 6(3): 35-38.

Van Ess, M.,H. Becker, J. Fassbonder, R. Kiefl, I. Lingenfelder, G. Schreier & A. Zevenbergen. 2006. Detection of looting activities at archaeological sites in Iraq using Ikonos imagery. Angewandte Geoinformatik; Beiträge zum 18: 668-78. Heidelberg: Wiechmann-Verlag.




Images: Jordan

Chart and Tabular data: Jordan


Images: Peru