Mapping archaeological heritage in South Asia

To create a database of endangered archaeological heritage in South Asia using satellite imagery and on the ground survey.

The Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia (MAHSA) project will document the endangered archaeology and cultural heritage of the Indus River Basin and the surrounding areas and publish this information in an open-access geospatial database. This database will be a collaborative output that will serve as the primary mapping resource and research repository for the archaeological and endangered cultural heritage of the Indus River Basin and the surrounding areas. It will aspire to become sustainable by being the default management database for local heritage stakeholders.

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Location: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): University of Cambridge Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $2,304,000.00 USD Commencement Date: 09/2016 Project Status: Active
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