aerial survey archaeology  
Chartley Castle 1.pdf


Drones make aerial imaging realistic, easy and repeatable as a primary method of understanding archaeological sites and landscapes, both in structure and in context.

This project gathers drone images to examine how they are to be handled singly and together, and to assess also how they relate to parallel possibilities, for example mapping, and images from Google Earth.

The images are freely available. Full data files (for printing) for academic use are available from the secretary.

The law concerning the majority of drones was revised in July 2018 to require that they should not be flown within 1 km of an airport nor above 120 m, anywhere, in the United Kingdom.

Previously there were no restrictions.

A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one. Heraclitus


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Images on this website above 120 m were acquired before the change in the law affecting drones.

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