Understanding the Bay: Archaeological Geophysical survey training, Gleaston Castle

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:30 to Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:30

Understanding the Bay: Archaeological Geophysical survey training, Gleaston Castle

A rare opportunity for participants to learn the skills and 'have a go' at using the techniques used by archaeologists to 'see beneath the soil'.

What: Archaeological geophysical survey training

When: Monday 25 April - Friday 29 April 10.30am-3.30pm

Where: Gleaston Castle, nr Ulverston, Cumbria

Cost: FREE, no experience required

Booking: Spaces are limited, so please book you space(s) HERE

Join us to to help survey and investigate one of the key and most intriguing historic sites on the Furness Peninsula - Gleaston Castle and surrounding environs.

Hosted by professional archaeologists based at University of Central Lancashire University (UCLAN) Archaeology Department, the training will include:

  • Opportunities to learn the science behind a variety of geophysical survey techniques and their application to archaeology,
  • The chance to 'have a go' at collecting data, and
  • See how data is downloaded and the results interpreted.

The survey techniques taught will include:

  • Magnetometery,
  • Resistivity and
  • Ground penetrating radar.
  • There will also be the opportunity to explore how to record standing buildings with laser scanning and perhaps do some scanning yourself. 

Access: a certain level of agility is required as there is a walk from the project base to the Castle and the survey work will require using and manoeuvering survey kit.

Please contact us if you have any queries or access requirements.  

Book your space here.

Download poster here.


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