A Multisensor Approach to Analysing Archaeological Remains

Kate Welham, Rebecca Bennett, Ross A. Hill, Andrew Ford
A Multisensor Approach to Analysing Archaeological Remains
This is a Full Scientific Report resulting from NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility Loan 920, principal investigator Dr Kate Welham.


Airborne laser scanning (ALS) and digital spectral data were collected by the NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) for an area of 12km2 centred to the south east of Upavon, Wiltshire, with the purpose of enhancing the understanding of the use of multisensor survey for prospection and analysis of archaeological remains. The area lies on the East Range of Salisbury Plain Army Training Area and was selected for the study due to the quantity of archaeological remains in varying states of preservation. The project was supported by equipment loans from the NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility (GEF) and Field Spectroscopy Facility (FSF). The Leica 1200 GPS system borrowed from the GEF was used as a base station for the aerial data collection, to locate the areas for simultaneous geophysical prospection and to provide ground control points to assess and improve the accuracy of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM).