Pushkalavati

Decimal degrees: 34.1685N, 71.7365 E; WGS84.
UTM: 42S, 752245(e), 3784223(n); WGS84.
Modern Name: Bala Hisar
Alternate Name(s) and Spellings: Bala Hisar / Hisar Dheri
Ancient Name: Peukelaotis
Confidence: 6 = Medium, co-ordinate may be imprecise. Suggest co-ordinate ->

 

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Remote Sensing in Inaccessible Lands Cameron Petrie, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Remote Sensing in Inaccessible Lands: Plains and preservation along old routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan (Sept. 2007)
The current political situation in many areas of Western and Central Asia makes effective ground based archaeological research virtually impossible. Whilst people are generally cognisant of the situation in Iraq, this is also true for Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. Furthermore, since the mid-19th century, the mountainous regions that comprise the eastern borderlands of modern Afghanistan, along with the western parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Tribal Areas of modern Pakistan have been difficult to access for extended periods. However, with the widespread availability of free or inexpensive satellite imagery, it is now possible to 'visit' these regions by looking at them from space. The use of satellite imagery in this way has a number of specific archaeological applications, including the reconstruction of ancient routes, the remote detection of archaeological sites and the assessment of site destruction and looting.

 

  Site Condition, Preservation and Accessibility
Current or recorded site condition:
Not assessed
No relevant data on site condition in database
 
Site accessibility to general public:
Unknown
Map showing historical imagery where available

 



How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Pushkalavati', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/openatlas/oashow.php?s=113, Accessed: 23 August 2014