Woodland Archaeology Toolkits

The Historic Environment Awareness Project is an exciting venture which aims to explore the archaeology of the heavily wooded landscape of the Weald Forest Ridge.

A LiDAR (light detection and ranging) survey mapped the area during 2009/10 as part of the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme’s work.  The LiDAR image on the right shows a landscape stripped of vegetation – a fantastic tool for discovering archaeology.

Woodland archaeology toolkits have been developed for use with the LiDAR images, but they are also suitable for use without.  They are useful to anyone investigating the wooded landscapes of the South East.  The toolkits will help you to

  • identify archaeological features
  • survey & record archaeological features
  • undertake historical research of wooded landscapes

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