Vestjyllands Højskole and Stauning Airport, Denmark
2 - 8 July 2011 at Vestjyllands Højskole and Stauning Airport, Denmark
Students will be expected to arrive at school by late afternoon on 2 July and remain until the morning of 8 July.
Intensive introduction to essential aspects of aerial archeology.The program, which will make use of practical exercises and group discussions as well as formal teaching, will aim to present aerial archeology as a process consisting of airborne reconnaissance, photography, interpretation, rectification of oblique air photographs, drawing and mapping of archaeological sites and features, and related topics. The language of the course will be English.
The work will be divided into two parts:
1) A "ground school" covering the basic principles of aerial survey and air photography along with the essential processes of interpretation and mapping of the collected imagery for use in archaeological recording, excavation, conservation and public education etc.
2) An "air school", based at a nearby airfield, aimed at providing first-hand experience in aerial reconnaissance and aerial photography.
The total number of participants in the training school cannot exaggerate 16.
Holstebro Museum's project An aerial view of the past - Aerial archaeology in Denmark.
It has been arranged in cooperation with LAND, Aerial Archaeological Network Denmark. The school forms part of the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe project within the Culture 2007- 2013 Program of the European Union.
Archaeology students and practicing archaeologists from countries bordering the Baltic Sea: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland,Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands
Chris Musson, Wales, United Kingdom. Darja Grosman, Ljubljana University, Slovenia. Pete Horne, English Heritage, United Kingdom. Matthew Oakey, English Heritage, United Kingdom. Wlodek Raczkowski, Poznan University, Poland. Esben Schlosser Mauritsen, Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, Denmark. Lene Frandsen, Varde Museum, Denmark. Lis Helles Olesen, Holstebro Museum, Denmark. Michael Winter, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark.
Visiting lecturer: Per Ole Rindel, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
€400 for ground-based teaching, flying, accommodation (two per bedroom), food (not drinks) and local transport. A limited number of grants are available from the ArchaeoLandscapes project: see note http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu/ALE/downloads/arcland-grants.zip. Please note, that applications will be assessed although they are sent later than 3 months before the start of the training school, the deadline for applications is 16 May 2011.
Registration and further information:
You can download the registration form at http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu/joomla/dmdocuments/2011-07-02_flyingschool-denmark.pdf