What is LIDAR?

What is LIDAR?

…and why are we using it? Image copyright of Bradford on Avon Museum. LIDAR image and data kindly supplied by the Environment Agency, who are conducting the LIDAR survey for the Ancient Landscapes project.

LIDAR is still a fairly new surveying technique in the field of archaeology, but it was chosen for the...

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How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

We now have a list of tasks to give you a better idea of how you can get involved with this exciting project.

Roy Canham held an introductory session on Wednesday 27th February for all those who had already expressed an interest in being involved.  He discussed the background to the project and gave us all a flavour of some...

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Introduction to the Project

Introduction to the Project

Ancient Landscapes of the Bradford Hundred is a new Museum project for 2013, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We will be studying and recording traces of the prehistoric and Romano-British landscape over an area of 12 square km stretching from the town towards Winsley and Monkton Farleigh.

Why did we choose this area to survey?

From 2000 to 2003 the excavation of a...

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The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age

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The Bronze Age in Britain is the period of prehistory between about 2,500 and about 800 BC which is characterised by the making and use of tools, utensils and weapons of bronze. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. In the Wiltshire area the Bronze Age is the period when the great megalithic monuments -Stonehenge and...

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