Stonehenge © The Heritage Trust
There will be a repeat lecture by David Field at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes, Wiltshire on Saturday, 10 March 2012 from 2:30pm. The lecture is entitled The Stonehenge Landscape Project: Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site.
Monuments within the Stonehenge Landscape have rarely been subject to survey techniques in modern times and in many cases reliance has been placed on Ordnance Survey depictions of the early 20th century. In advance of the establishment of a new visitor centre and to complement and support the recent university programmes of excavation in the area, English Heritage has been conducting the Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project to determine what non-destructive survey techniques can tell us about the area. Using ground survey, aerial photography, lidar and laser scanning a number of fresh and sometimes surprising conclusions emerge. This talk will outline the results so far.
David Field is a senior landscape archaeologist at English Heritage. He has undertaken extensive research into the prehistory of Salisbury Plain and the Vale of Pewsey, including the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.