Flying is a wonderful way to travel, but the view from the air can reveal amazing things that just aren’t visible when we’re standing on the Earth.
RAeS Evening Lecture
Aerial Archaeology – Dr Martin Kellett
Flying is a wonderful way to travel, but the view from the air can reveal amazing things that just aren’t visible when we’re standing on the Earth. Archaeologists have used this fact for many years to discover features of our historical landscape.
Previously-hidden features such as neolithic monuments, roman camps and medieval field systems can magically reveal themselves through phenomena such as parch marks during droughts, soil marks and crop shadows. Martin Kellett will describe the methods and the magic of aerial archaeology and show some of the amazing finds in our archaeological landscape.
Dr Martin Kellett is an aeronautical engineer who is also a light aircraft pilot with a passion for archaeology. He has flown and photographed much of the Wessex landscape and has been the project pilot for a number of historic landscape research projects.
MOD Boscombe Down
Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JF
17:00 – Tea and Coffee, and cheese and wine available
17:30 – Lecture Starts
For further details, contact our Lecture Secretary Sam Gibbons on 01980 664406.
All Welcome You do not need to be a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society to attend!
External members need to declare their intention to attend our lectures by emailing the Members Secretary (members@BoscombeDownRAeS.org) or by calling Peter Richards on on 01980 662536.
Are you pursuing CEng, IEng or EngTech status? Attendance at our lectures will help you meet your CPD requirements, and certificates of attendance will be provided!