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Wings over Armenia: use of a paramotor for archaeological aerial survey

  • Antje Faustmann (a1) and Rog Palmer (a2)

Aerial survey in a country with restricted overflying can be frustrating. Armenian and British archaeologists solved the problem by acquiring a two-person paramotor and photographing with a digital camera at 300m. Here are some of the first aerial pictures of the rich tapestry of Armenia’s archaeology.

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