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Revealing the Past from Above: Aerial Archaeology in England

20/03/2018

18:15 - 19:45

York Explore

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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: 20 March 2018
Day: Tuesday
Times: 6.15pm-7.45pm
Venue: York Explore Library Learning Centre
Tutor: Matthew Oakey
Cost: £6, or £5 with a YorkCard.

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.

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Anyone with an interest in archaeology or local history.

A greater understanding of the new technologies being used in the field of archaeology.

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