Seminars, Workshops and Exhibition for Schools and Communities on Involvement in Archaeology and Remote Sensing
Google Earth, LiDAR Visualization,Kite Aerial Photography and Geophysics
A two-day workshop in Ireland for schools at Balla, Co. Mayo (Friday 4th April 2014) and communities at Tulsk, Co. Roscommon (Saturday 5th April 2014)
Balla Secondary School is the first secondary school in Europe to be invited to become an ArcLand Associated Partner. The school became involved with the Archaeolandscapes Europe Project in 2012/2013 through a remote sensing project for Transition Year Students. The project, BARS_1, was presented at the ArcLand Exhibition and Conference in Dublin in May 2013. The sucess of the BARS_1 project has led to BARS_2 which will be presented as part of the Seminar and Exhibition in Balla.
The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, located in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, Ireland is a community run and developed project which promotes the archaeological regions of Tulsk, Carnfree and Rathcroghan. These three regions are located within the central expanse of Co. Roscommon and form the Ritual/Royal centre for Connacht in the West of Ireland. In 2012 and 2013 the Rathcroghan Centre has held conferences promoting the advances in remote sensing and archaeological research.Â
Working with a number of ArcLand partners, the forthcomingÂ seminars, workshops and exhibition have been designed to create a friendly, open environment in which schools and community groups can interact with professionals in various fields of archaeology and remote sensing. Through a series of presentations and demonstrations participants can learn about successful projects which have been of benefit to schools and communities. The workshops will provide ideas to enable the development of practical plans in the use of remote sensing in local heritage studies.Â
It is hoped that these seminars, workshops and exhibition will encourage similar projects in Ireland and across the ArcLand community base into the future.
Participating ArcLand Partners:
Landscape and Geophysical Services, Ireland.
Roman-Germanic Commission of the German Archaeological Institute, Germany.
State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
West Lothian Archaeological Trust, United Kingdom.
The Schools workshop in Balla will focus on archaeology and remote sensing for national (primary) and secondary schools. It will offer the opportunity to present and discuss projects and resources for carrying out heritage studies. There will also be a session devoted to further education and careers in archaeology and remote sensing. The day will be composed of a morning seminar, afternoon workshops with exhibition and exhibition and keynote presentations in the evening.
Cruachan Ai, the community-based museum at Tulsk, provides an example on the use of remote sensing in researching and presenting local heritage. The Communities workshop will focus on archaeology and remote sensing with a seminar in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. The seminar will offer the opportunity for community-based projects and resources to be presented in 15 or 30 minute time slots. The workshops will include sessions on LiDAR, Kite Aerial Photography and geophysics that can be used on community projects.
More information on the programme and registration coming soon