Op een veelbewoond eiland: een (drone) pilotstudie naar effectieve sitekartering in arctisch Canada
On a crowded island: A (drone)pilot study to effective site mapping in arctic Canada. As drones offer a flexible and economical method for aerial archaeological data acquirement, the effectiveness of large-scale drone mapping/survey in the Canadian Arctic was tested at the Nunavut archaeological site Uglit. Archaeological research in this part of the world is logistically challenging and economically costly. Therefore, drones offer a relatively simple and inexpensive alternative to traditional surface surveys. Many of the archaeological features at Uglit are apparent in the drone imagery and the acquired data is well-suited for further site analysis. In the future, archaeological mapping of Canadian arctic sites by drones is likely to become a more integrated feature of research projects.