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« on: July 10, 2008, 05:16:49 pm »

In Austria, flying was prohibited until 1928, due to the peace terms after World War I.

In the 1930s, aerial archaeological photographs were made at the "Braunsberg" and in the nearby
area of Carnuntum, Lower Austria.

In 1931, a sequence of vertical photographs from the Braunsberg was analyzed by E. Nischer-
Falkenhof to support his excavations.

BRAUNSBERG - Lower Austria

Vertical photograph from 1931 showing
banks of a Hallstatt period settlement.

In Austria, systematic aerial archaeological research had its beginnings in 1961. In this year, a section for
aerial photography was founded within the Austrian Society for Prehistory by G. Spitzer and an archive for
aerial photographs was installed.

Contacts were made with the Austrian air force.

These were intensivated by the then student H. Friesinger, who became leader of the aerial archaeological
section a few years later.

Almost two decades later, in 1979, it became part of the Institute for Prehistory in Vienna and necessary instruments for analysis of aerial photographs were purchased. Over the years, better standards and a broader range of applications were requested, so that the archive got modern photogrammetrical hard- and software.

By now, the aerial archive is the only institution in Austria, which is seriously dealing with aerial archaeology. 
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