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Title: Landscapes of production and punishment: LiDAR and the process of feature identification and analysis at a Tasmanian convict station
Contributor(s): Tuffin, Richard  (author)orcid ; Roe, David  (author); Gibbs, Martin  (author)orcid ; Clark, Donald (author); Clark, Marcus (author)
Publication Date: 2020
Early Online Version: 2020-04-24
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2020.1749406
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Abstract: The use of LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) in archaeological prospection is not a new phenomenon; its capacity to enhance fieldwork processes is well proven. Use of the technology makes it possible to identify potential archaeological features and sites across large swathes of the landscape quickly and accurately. In addition, the data captured by LiDAR open up landscapes to differing forms of analysis, improving understandings of how people interacted with each other and the landscape. Despite this, few Australian historical archaeologists are publishing on the application of this technology in their research. This paper presents the results of a research project where LiDAR has been incorporated from the beginning. Part of an ARC project examining nineteenth century landscapes of convict labour and punishment on the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, this research employed LiDAR to identify, classify and analyse the extended landscapes formed by and for convict labour. Results of an archaeological survey of the Cascades probation station (1842–1855) are presented and the efficacy of LiDAR in an Australian bush setting is discussed. The paper also reviews different forms of analyses that have been undertaken of the convict landscape, using LiDAR to repopulate this landscape with people and labour processes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP170103642
Source of Publication: Australian Archaeology, 86(1), p. 37-56
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2470-0363
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
430302 Australian history
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
130703 Understanding Australia’s past
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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