- 宇宙航空研究開発機構研究開発報告 (ISSN:13491113)
- vol.8, pp.1-8, 2009-03
The technologies obtained through the space activities should be used in various areas including "Humanities study". "Surveillance study by ALOS data on the trace of migration in ancient history" is an experiment to invent a new field as "Space Humanities study". At the ancient time in Japan, how have the people moved, and how have they lived? The history of mankind is coexistence of the movement and settling down. About settling down place, the verification work is still continuing in every ruin. However, in comparison with "Settling down ", the researches in movement are not performed enough. Because the verification work is usually done on the ground, and spots of ruin exist has been replaced to the average maps. On 2D-maps without rich indications of geographical features, it makes difficult to find out and trace the ancient people's footprint between ruin-to-ruin. The bird's-eye view photos by ALOS, which show details of geographical features, are ideal for those verification works. But processing costs of the bird's-eye view photos by ALOS are quite high for students. Using the newly developed software"Daichi no hoko" ,ALOS data , and 3D- software on the market, it becomes capable to show the details of geographical features on 3D-maps. And tracing footprints of ancient people will be possible in low cost. This method is expected to apply for various fields such as cultural anthropology, archeology, and even for amateur historian's personal study.