Vol. 51 (2023), pp. 108–118 • 1.91 MB • español
RPAS Photogrammetry for the Identification of Puruha Sites in the Guano River Micro-Basin, Ecuadorian Andes

Christiam Paúl Aguirre Merino, Jorge Daniel Córdova Lliquin,
Edison Antonio Chango Agama, José Fernando Esparza Parra,
Bolívar Filemon Galarza Rodríguez, Edisson Guillermo Mena Albarracín

Arqueol. Iberoam.

This paper shows the archaeological survey of unpublished pre-Hispanic sites belonging to the Puruha culture in the Lluishi plateau (Guano River micro-basin, central Andes of Ecuador), by using RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) photogrammetry techniques. The identified sites, which represent an important variability of archaeological contexts (domestic, ceremonial and road), were recognized through the recording of surface anomalies (formations or deformations) in digital elevation models (DEM), being subsequently identified in the field by means of surface archaeological surveys. This is so because the space is structured by a metric and relational disposition of modifications and deformations where Puruha social actions (AD 800–1530) impregnated material consequences with cultural significance.

Puruha culture; Andean archaeology; RPAS photogrammetry; archaeological survey; Ecuadorian Andes.

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Aguirre, C. P.; J. D. Córdova; E. A. Chango; J. F. Esparza; B. F. Galarza; E. G. Mena. 2023.
Fotogrametría mediante RPAS para el reconocimiento de sitios puruhaes en la microcuenca del río Guano, Andes ecuatorianos. Arqueología Iberoamericana 51: 108–118.

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Publication date: June 17, 2023.

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