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Aerial Archaeology – Discovering Britain's Past from the Air

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19:00 – 20:00 6 Dec 2017
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Lindop Building, College Lane, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB

Speakers: Martin Kellett

Abstract:
Aerial view of Iron Age Roman Settlement at Comberton, Cambridgeshire © Historic England 29365/001
Flying is a wonderful way to travel, but the view from the air can reveal amazing things that just aren't visible when we're standing on the Earth. Archaeologists have used this fact for many years to discover features of our historical landscape. Previously-hidden features such as neolithic monuments, roman camps and medieval field systems can magically reveal themselves through phenomena such as parch marks during droughts, soil marks and crop shadows. Martin Kellett will describe the methods and the magic of aerial archaeology and show some of the amazing finds in our archaeological landscape.

Speaker Bio:
Dr Martin Kellett is an aeronautical engineer who is also a light aircraft pilot with a passion for archaeology. He has flown and photographed much of the Wessex landscape and has been the project pilot for a number of historic landscape research projects.

Event type: Conference
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: To book a place or for further information on this season's events please contact Diane Crann
Email d.crann@herts.ac.uk
Tel 07770 444614).

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