Brecks from Above: 'Taster' Sessions in Using Aerial Photographs for Archaeology

FRI 25 NOV AT 10:00, HIGH LODGE
SAT 10 DEC AT 10:00, SANTON DOWNHAM
WED 25 JAN AT 18:00, BRANDON COUNTRY PARK

Brecks from Above: 'Taster' Sessions in Using
Aerial Photographs for Archaeology

By: Norfolk Historic Environment Service

FREE

The Brecks contain a wonderful variety of archaeological sites. Many of these are
visible from the air. Archaeologists use both recent and historical aerial photographs,
and new techniques such as lidar (a type of airborne laser scanning of the ground
surface), to discover new sites, map and understand them, and contribute to their
future protection.

Norfolk Historic Environment Service is running three identical 'taster' sessions, each
of which will introduce participants to the techniques of aerial survey and
interpretation. The events will focus on the archaeology of the Breckland region, and
the results of the 'Brecks from Above' air photo mapping project. They will include
presentations by specialist air photo interpreters, and a chance to undertake
practical exercises such as viewing vertical photographs in stereo, viewing lidar, and
identifying, sketch mapping and interpreting archaeological features. Participants will
also be provided with guidance for undertaking their own research.

The sessions are open to anyone with an interest in the subject. They are supported
by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Norfolk County Council, as part of the 'Breaking
New Ground' Landscape Partnership.

Places at the sessions are FREE but must be booked in advance (see overleaf for
details).

Please book your place via the Eventbrite website, using the links below:
25th November 2016, 10:00 – 12.15, High Lodge
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brecks-from-above-taster-sessions-in-using-a...
for-archaeology-25-november-tickets-28329590568

10th December 2016, 10:00 – 12.15, Santon Downham
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brecks-from-above-taster-sessions-in-using-...
for-archaeology-10-december-tickets-28651387070

25th January 2016, 18:00 – 20.15, Brandon Country Park
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brecks-from-above-taster-sessions-in-usinga...
photographs-for-archaeology-25-january-tickets-28650801318

Or contact Sophie Tremlett, Senior Air Photo Interpreter:
Email: sophie.tremlett@norfolk.gov.uk Tel: 01362 869382
Norfolk Historic Environment Service
Organiser of 'Brecks from Above' Day School: Using Aerial Photographs for
Archaeology

Norfolk Historic Environment Service is part of Norfolk County Council's Community
and Environmental Services. It records, protects and manages Norfolk's archaeology
and historic environment for our own and future generations. We provide information
and advice to anyone with responsibility for or an interest in the past