The Discovery Programme in conjunction with the EU Culture funded ArchaeoLandscapes Project will be hosting a session during the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 Europe's largest general science meeting which is being held in Dublin as part of the Dublin City of Science Events. The session with entitled: Revealing the past - remote sensing techniques in archaeology will discuss a range of remote sensing techniques and their application within archaeology.
Session details: Revealing the past - remote sensing techniques in archaeology
Speakers: Anthony Corns, Robert Shaw, Axel Posluschny, Jörg Bofinger, Kai-Christian Bruhn
Archaeological air photography has now been joined by satellite imagery, airborne laser scanning and a variety of airborne and ground-based survey techniques known jointly as "remote sensing', since they explore what is on or beneath the earth or ocean without disturbing its surface or damaging what lies below.
These new technologies have had a dramatic impact illustrating to the general public the character and importance of heritage sites and of the evolving landscapes within which they lie. Improved public understanding and appreciation of these visual and material links with the past can lead to greater enjoyment and interest in such sites, advancing the case for heritage conservation and the continuing enjoyment for future generations. This session aims to highlight the interdisciplinary range of techniques available and specifically illustrate the most recent developments in this field.
Date & Location: Saturday July 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 6