UConn Anthropology alumni Austin Hill uses drones in his research

A report of Chad Hill’s work in Connecticut Magazine about his innovative approach to tracking looters using drones. You can also watch a video on Mashable.
 

Chad Hill and drone
UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

When people hear Chad Hill uses homemade drones to track looting at ancient burial sites in the Middle East, he often has to do some clarifying. ‘We’re not using the drones to track people in any way,’ says the archeologist, who is a researcher with the University of Connecticut. Instead, Hill is using drone images of massive swaths of land to spot displaced earth and other visible signs of looting from the air….