ACF Lecture Series: Mapping the Past

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ACF Lecture Series: Mapping the Past – The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project

  • Wed 21 Oct 2020
  • 7:00PM

Join us for a virtual evening with archaeologists to explore the secrets of Stonehenge and how an Austrian-British collaboration helped to unlock mysteries of one of the world’s most-studied monuments.

Today technology and archaeology are more and more intertwined and archaeologists have been quick to adopt new and innovative methods to unearth undocumented structures and map the past.
But how do these technologies assist archaeologists in their daily work and how are they transforming it? And how did a multi-tech approach help to unlock mysteries of the landscape of one of the most-famous pre-historic monuments?

Eamonn Baldwin from Birmingham University and Klaus Löcker from Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna will talk about their experiences of working on The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and how integrated technology allowed them to survey a vast area surrounding the iconic stones.
The Zoom talk is moderated by Susan Greaney.

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Klaus Löcker is an archaeologist and researcher at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna and teaches in the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna. He is responsible for the organisation and execution of high-resolution geophysical prospection surveys, archaeological interpretation of geophysical data, the development of geophysical measurement systems and presentation of prospection data.

Eamonn Baldwin is an archeologist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He specialises in a range of archaeological survey methods, which include geophysical survey, topographical survey and standing building recording and appraisal. His research interests lie in the investigation, interpretation and presentation of archaeological landscapes through remote sensing technologies.

Susan Greaney is currently undertaking her PhD at Cardiff University and specialises in British prehistory. As Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage she has worked on a wide variety of exhibitions and site presentation projects, including Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle and Chysauster ancient village.


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