Archaeological Science at the Festival of British Archaeology

Archaeological Survey at St Andrew's Church, Holcombe, Somerset
Archaeological Survey at St Andrew’s Church, Holcombe, Somerset using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Total Station Theodolites (TST), Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

Summertime each year sees the Festival of British Archaeology, organised by the Council for British Archaeology. As part of this and of particular interest to Salisbury Café Scientifique goers, Salisbury’s very own Wessex Archaeology are involved in some special events using various archaeological science techniques just over the border in Somerset.

Wessex Archaeology in association with the Churches Conservation Trust, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Somerset County Council and with support from the Re-reading the British Memorial project will be running a series of activities taking place at St Andrew’s Church, Holcombe, Somerset, as part of the Festival of British Archaeology. Various events will be running during the week from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st July. Some of the events are bookable but there are still a few places left so if you are interested in any of the following, please visit the project website for more information.

The project website can be found here and there are still a few places left during the weekday events; booking information for these events can be found on the project website. In addition to the weekday events 16th-20th July, there are a series of lectures on Saturday 21st July with Prof. Mick Aston, Dr Neil Rushton, Dr Iain Cameron and professional archaeological geomatics and geophysics specialists on hand to answer any questions.

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