What on Earth? New approaches for Earth observation in archaeology.

12 DECEMBER@14:00 - 16:00
Lidar scanning from a drone

What on Earth? New approaches for Earth observation in archaeology.

12 December @ 14:00 - 16:00
Lidar scanning performed with a multicopter UAV.

New approaches for Earth observation in archaeology.

Professor Mark Horton (BBC’s Time Team, Time Flyers, Coast, etc)

One of the most exciting archaeological developments in recent years has been the use of drones for archaeological surveys. They have also have become an essential tool for collecting LiDAR data. Equipped with LiDAR sensors, drones can fly over vast archaeological sites, capturing high-resolution data with unparalleled precision. This aerial perspective enables researchers to identify and map previously undiscovered features, such as hidden structures, ancient road networks, and agricultural systems, providing valuable insights into the lives of past civilizations.

Image: Creative commons licence.

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12 December
14:00 - 16:00
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Bridges Centre
Drybridge Park
Monmouth, NP25 5AS
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Cherry Lewis

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.