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Reports on our Historic England funded projects

Archaeology National Mapping Programme

Cotswold Hills NMP report 2011
Frampton On Severn NMP report 2007
Leadon Valley NMP report 2008
SE Warkwickshire and Cotswolds HLS NMP report 2013
Severn Estuary RCZAS NMP report 2008
Severn Vale NMP report 2016
Turning the Plough Two update report 2012

Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey

Severn RCZAS Phase 1 report v3 2009
Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 2010
Severn RCZAS Phase2a pilot report 2010
Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 2013
Severn RCZAS Vol 1 main text 2013
Severn RCZAS Vol 2 Plates 2013
Severn RCZAS Vol 3 Appendices 2013

Forest of Dean Archaeological Survey

Stage 1 report
Stage 1 Report Appendices
Stage 2 Report
Stage 2 Appendix P
Stage 2 Appendix Ri
Stage 2 Appendix Rii
Scowles Report
Forest of Dean Survey Stage 3A - Lidar
Forest of Dean Survey Stage 3B phase 1
Forest of Dean Survey Stage 3B phase 2

Forest of Dean Archaeological Research Framework 2017

Woodland Archaeology Seminar

1 Angela Simco woodland seminar paper
2 Jonathan Wordsworth woodland seminar paper
3 John Roberts woodland seminar paper
Session 1: Digest of the discussion and comments
1 Jim McNeil woodland seminar paper
2 Nicola Bannister woodland seminar paper
3 Tim Hoverd woodland seminar paper
Session 2: Digest of the discussion and comments

Past landscapes beneath the trees

This conference discussed recent developments in the way lidar can be used to identify archaeological sites in woodland. Lidar is a form of aerial survey in which short pulses of laser energy are fired from an aircraft towards the ground, and the time taken for these to be reflected back to the aircraft is measured. This information can be used to create accurate maps of the topography of the ground surface and recent developments in the way the data is processed can separate out the laser pulses which had not been blocked by the trees. This has enabled the micro-topography of the ground surface, normally concealed by woodland cover, to be mapped and has revolutionised the speed with which archaeologists can identify and record possible archaeological features which survive as earthworks within woodland.

Past Landscapes Beneath the Trees Programme - September 2010
Past Landscapes Beneath the Trees Morning Session - September 2010
Past Landscapes Beneath the Trees Afternoon Session - September 2010

Read more about Lidar from the Foresty Commission and Historic England.

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