|New article on looting at Apamea
Alright, not new – we missed it coming out, but still quite possibly of interest.
‘Looting marks’ in space-borne SAR imagery: Measuring rates of archaeological looting in Apamea (Syria) with TerraSAR-X Staring Spotlight‘.
Deodato Tapete, Francesca Cigna, Daniel N.M. Donoghue. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 178, 1 June 2016, Pages 42–58
Although the body of the text is very technical, in the conclusions the authors are able to show the changes over time in looting at Apamea looking at very recent imagery. They include estimations of not only the total area looted, but which holes have been redug between October 2014 – December 2014; December 2014 – Feb 2015; Feb 2015 – April 2015 and April 2015 – June 2015, thus calculating the actual amount of looting ongoing at any one time.