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Robertson, James
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Department of History and Archaeology
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As the John Crow flies: Aerial photographic resources available to Jamaican archaeologists'
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Archeaological Society of Jamaica 2nd Symposium
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2003
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Abstract
Aerial photography has at least a sixty year history in Jamaica. It is an impressive history as Jamaica has offered 'marvellous' opportunities for flying... The accumulation of photographs and satellite images held on the island has the potential to provide archaeologists, architectural historians, historical geographers and historians, with an important visual resource. This paper surveys some of the sixty years' accumulated material held in Jamaican collections; discusses why these photographs and surveys were made and offers some initial suggestions on how archaeologists and historians may draw the resulting corpus of images.....
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