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Putting LiDAR to the Test in the Brú na Bóinne WHS, Ireland: Site discovery, definition and investigation using LiDAR, geophysics and coring.

Brady, Conor and Barton, Kevin and Davis, Stephen (2011) Putting LiDAR to the Test in the Brú na Bóinne WHS, Ireland: Site discovery, definition and investigation using LiDAR, geophysics and coring. In: Ambitions and Realities: Remote Sensing for Archaeology, Research and Conservation. Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG) & European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) , 21-24 September 2011, Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.

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Abstract

Historically aerial photography, and latterly LiDAR, have been used to identify and map new sites in the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site (WHS), an internationally significant archaeological landscape known for its Neolithic passage tombs, other monuments and megalithic art. Recent analysis of LiDAR data from the Brú na Bóinne WHS undertaken as part of the INSTAR (Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research) Boyne Valley Landscapes Project, which directly addresses a number of the knowledge gaps identified in the Brú na Bóinne WHS Research Framework (Smyth et al. 2009), has revealed a host of new monuments in this important archaeological landscape. This poster presents some of the results of a programme of ground truthing of a small sample of sites: Site W in Monknewtown - a previously recorded monument - and two sites first identified on the LiDAR data (LP1 in Newgrange townland and LP2 in Dowth townland). Ground-truthing involves a combination geophysical survey and coring to obtain material for sedimentological and geochemical analysis and for radiocarbon dating.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boyne Valley Landscapes Project; Brú na Bóinne; INSTAR; LiDAR; Aerial photography; Ground-truthing; Neolithic passage tombs.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities > Archaeology
Arts and Humanities
Research Centres: Humanities and Social Science Research Centre
Depositing User: Conor Brady
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 08:46
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
URI: http://eprints.dkit.ie/id/eprint/378

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