'Landscape & Geophysical Services has been carrying out terrestrial and waterborne archaeogeophysical surveys since 1990. They company has carried out geophysical investigations at over 100 sites in Ireland.
A main focus is multi-method geophysical surveying and training. Recent and ongoing research projects and training schools include :
- Lithic Scatters and Geophysical Survey Project in BrÃº na BÃ³inne with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT).
- The Rossnaree Archaeological Project with DKIT
- Hill of Slane Archaeological Project (HoSAP) with DKIT.
- Geophysical ground follow-up to BrÃº na BÃ³inne LiDAR anomalies with UCD and DKIT.
- Newgrange Passage Tomb geophysical surveys with the Irish National Monuments Service.
- Wetland geophysical surveys on the Marconi Wireless Station (1902 - 1922) in Roundstone Bog for Clifden & Connemara Heritage Society.
- Wetland geophysical survey searching for the Alcock & Brown landing site of the first Trans-Atlantic flight (1919) for Clifden & Connemara Heritage Society.
- Experimental microgravity survey looking for hidden chambers at Newgrange Passage Tomb with Comenius University, University of Technology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia and DKIT.
- Surface collection, low-level aerial photography, terrestrial laser scanning amd multi-method geophsical survey field school at Slane with DKIT, University of Warsaw and the Discovery Programme.
- Participation in AARTS2012, the First Aerial Archaeology Research and Training School TURKEY
- Application of multi-sensor geophysical survey platforms for large-scale survey in the BrÃº na BÃ³inne World Heritage Site with DKIT, University of Leicester and Comenius University.
- Re-evaluation of legacy multi-method geophysical surveys in the Rathcroghan Complex, County Roscommon in conjunction with recently available Airborne LiDAR data with Rathcroghan Heritage Centre.
- Design and delivery of an Archaeological Remote Sensing module at Balla Secondary School, Co Mayo, Ireland.
Previous work can be found at http://www.lgs.ie/publications.html
Landscape & Geophysical Services will be involved in research and training in large multi-method geophysical investigations (e.g. Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site, the Hill of Slane and the Rathcroghan Complex) and will contribute to the planned guidelines for geophysical surveys.
Landscape & Geophysical Services