From magnetometers (you probably have one in your smartphone)”) to thermal imaging the cost of survey technology is falling, The advent of affordable remote control helicopters means archaeologists can afford their own aerial survey platforms!

I will list the technologies of interest and explain their use and costs. I

  • Aerial Survey Platforms (drones with HD video are now affordable)
  • Aerial Photographs in the public domain such as Google Earth and Microsoft Bing
  • Infra red techniques
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Magnetometers (or gradiometers)
  • Laser survey technology
  • Computer technology
  • GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar)
  • Lidar (now being made available in the UK)

Under construction…




5 thoughts on “Improved Technology, Improved Survey Possibilities

  1. Hi, I have been reading your articles about prickshaw village, Whitworth with great interest and must commend your efforts so far , if you would like to make any videos or take any hd photos of the area ( foc of course) get in touch, I have the drones you speak of and I’m an experienced pilot 🙂 regards Jeff

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