An International Surface Collection and Remote Sensing Field School on the Hill of Slane, County Meath, Ireland

Barton, Kevin and Brady, Conor (2012) An International Surface Collection and Remote Sensing Field School on the Hill of Slane, County Meath, Ireland. In: Aerial archaeology, remote sensing and the archaeological process. Aerial Archaeology Research Group, 12th-15th September 2012, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. (Submitted)

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This poster presents details of the units delivered as part of an international field school in practical and applied methods of archaeological survey. The field course was undertaken as part of the Hill of SLane Archaeological Project (HoSAP). Nineteen students from eleven different countries participated in the week-long field school which took place between 8th and 13th April 2012. Techniques taught on the course included basic grid layout and recording using a total station, surface artefact survey. Geophysical techniques covered included magnetic gradiometry, earth resistance, magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity tomography and ground penetrating radar. Other techniques taught during the course included kite aerial photography and terrestrial laser scanning. Off-site data processing sessions were held on each evening of the course and a number of follow-up online sessions were also held some time after the event. Feedback from students was very positive and the work undertaken contributed to the aims of the HoSAP, particularly in demonstrating the existence of archaeological material indicative of activity outside the core area of the hilltop from at least prehistoric times.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archaeology; Hill of Slane; Geophysics; Fieldwalking; LiDAR; Aerial photography; Landscape
Subjects: Arts and Humanities > Archaeology
Research Centres: Other
Depositing User: Conor Brady
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 14:46
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10

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