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The potential of airborne lidar for detection of archaeological features under woodland canopies

  • B.J. Devereux (a1), G.S. Amable (a2), P. Crow (a3) and A.D. Cliff (a4)
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The development of lidar opens a new era in archaeological survey. Working with Forest Research, staff of the Unit for Landscape Modelling here explain the technique, and demonstrate its application to woodland, showing how it can be used to see through the trees. The article by Bewley et al. (pages 636-647 of this volume) shows the technique applied to the Stonehenge landscape.

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Antiquity
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  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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