Paul Cripps (Wessex Archaeology) will discuss how technology is changing how we investigate the past.
Technology is changing how we investigate the past. New ways of recording where things are positioned has opened up the field of archaeological geomatics, and led to new ways of excavating and surveying archaeological sites. Some of the latest advances in technology for the recording, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of archaeological information will be discussed. The use of this new technology will be illustrated by case studies to show how they help archaeologists understand the past and share this with others. Organised by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Talking Science is a popular series of public science lectures. For more information about Talking Science visit http://www.stfc.ac.uk/Public+and+Schools/1286.aspx. IOP members and non-members welcome. Attendance is free but places must be booked in advance on 01793 442 092 or at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/forms/ebform.aspx