Revealing the past from above - aerial archaeology in England

Join Historic England's Matthew Oakey as he explains how archaeologists use new technologies such as lidar to identify sites and piece together the jigsaw of information to reveal the layers of history that have shaped the modern landscape.

Date

Tue, 20 Mar 2018
18:15 to 19:45

Cost

£6.00

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Every year, hundreds of archaeological sites are discovered using aerial photography - from prehistoric settlements to lost landscapes of the First and Second World Wars. More recently new technologies such as airborne laser scanning (lidar) have uncovered landscapes in remote uplands or hidden under woodland. Join Historic England's Matthew Oakey to find out how archaeologists use these technologies to reveal the layers of history that have shaped the modern landscape.


Image courtesy of Historic England.

Details

Location

York Explore

Library Square,
Museum Street,
York, YO1 7DS

www.exploreyork.org.uk

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The tutor

Michael Oakey