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Archaeological Aerial Survey Workshop to be re-run in York

posted 5 Jun 2011, 06:50 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 12 Feb 2012, 09:14 ]
We shall be re-running our popular Aerial Survey Workshop at the English Heritage office in York in October.

This one day workshop provides an introduction to using aerial photographs for studying archaeological sites and landscapes. The course aims to develop skills and confidence in identifying and understanding archaeological features visible on aerial photographs.

Tuition will be in a small group, restricted to sixteen, and the training will be delivered by members of English Heritage’s Aerial Survey team. The format of the workshop will be practical exercises with short lectures and participants will be encouraged to contribute to group discussions.

Material from a wide variety of sites and landscapes ranging in date from the Neolithic to the twentieth century will be used. The types and sources of aerial photography available and their application to archaeology and landscape studies will be discussed. The ways in which archaeological sites show on aerial photographs and problems of interpretation caused by non-archaeological features will be investigated. Some practical guidance will be given on how to produce a map of archaeological features visible on aerial photographs. There will be an opportunity to use a stereoscope for viewing landscapes as a 3D model.

The cost of the workshop is £20.00 and will include tea and coffee. Lunch is not included.

Booking information will be posted on this page in the near future.
Photograph © English Heritage 2010