Airfield of the Air Club of the Czech Republic at Sazen (central Bohemia, distr. Kladno; 30 kilometers north of Prague)
Date: 21st - 23rd June 2012
Participants: Students of archaeology interested in archaeological remote sensing for past settlement- and landscape study
Organizer: Department of Archaeology, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic with financial support of ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (ArcLand).
Head of the organisation team: Prof. Martin Gojda, Manager and contact person: Dr. Lucie Culikova
Objectives of the workshop
- Teaching about theoretical basement and principals of archaeological remote sensing (ARS) and enabling the participants to acquire basic knowledge in the practice of archaeological air survey carried out from low altitude and focused on the identification and documentation of archaeological buried sites and features displayed via cropmarks
- Practical training in the processing and mapping of aerial photographs (APs) and LiDAR data.
The course is divided to four sections:
Air- and field school
- Theoretical basis of ARS, practical air survey performed in Cessna 172 (owned by the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology), downloading and primary processing of photographs and GPS data
- Verification and mapping of cropmarked features on the ground through GPS and Total Station
- Advanced processing of APs (rectification of oblique APs, their archaeological interpretation and mapping of recorded sites and features by means of GIS)
- Working with data from airborne laser scanning (LiDAR)
Accommodation and meals (breakfast + lunch) will be provided at the airport.Â The course fee (which includes aircraft rental cost, teaching facilities, accommodation, meals) is 100
ArcLand offers a very limited number of grants (max 500) to support students to participate the workshop. Please confer to the ArcLand grant rules and grant application form that you can find at http://archaeolandscapes.eu/index.php/resources/documents/cat_view/94-activities-a-events/91-grant-documents.html
Note that the deadline for grant applications is 21 April 2012, 14:00 h Frankfurt time!