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3rd Aerial Archaeology Training School in Merida (Spain)
Take to the skies, with this fabulous opportunity!

Students and graduates in archaeology or related fields.
Number of places

20 maximum
Inscription fee

300 euro

Archaeolandscapes Europe offers 5 grants of up to 500 euro to support students with no extra funding. More information here.
Merida Institute of Archaeology offers up to 9 free accommodation grants. Please apply in the preinscription form.
Important dates

  • 15 March: deadline for grant applications from the ArcLand project
  • 30 March: deadline for pre-inscription
  • 30 April: list of accepted students
  • 2 May: notification of acceptance/rejection for an ArcLand grant
  • 1 June: deadline for final inscription and payment
  • 18-23 June: school
Acceptance will be based on a process of evaluation of the applications received during the pre-inscription period. A short statement and a CV will be required.

Introducing the basics of aerial imaging for archaeology, through a combination of short theoretical presentations and supervised practical seminars. The students will explore different interpretive and technical procedures, such as: photo reading and interpretation, georreferencing and rectification, data integration, GIS analysis, integration of aerial images with ground based techniques or data capture in the field with low altitude remote control devices.
Programme: thematic blocks

  1. Introductory issues: background, history, experiences and uses of aerial imagery in archaeology.
  2. Aerial Photo Reading & interpretation: theoretical introduction and interactive workshops.
  3. Mapping & data processing: georreferencing, rectification, GIS integration. Theoretical introduction and interactive workshops.
  4. Data Integration: Integrating aerial photographs and ground-based techniques. Theoretical introduction and interactive workshops.
  5. Field practice: data capture with low altitude device. Interactive workshop: processing, mapping and interpretation of field data.

C?sar Parcero-Oubi?a, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). (Archaeolandscapes Europe partner)

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