New publication about the Workshop

Today morning portal has published a summary of the 2012 Workshop written by Marcin Jaworski. Much information about the Workshop itself and the newly developed GPS based survey system can be read there (only in Polish). To read the article just follow the link below:

Prospecting the Landscape under the Bronze Age Hillfort.

Prospecting the Landscape under the Bronze Age Hillfort.

Group photo from the Workshop!

Below you can check the group photos from the Workshop taken on the last day. Not all people who took part in the project are present, but they’re presence was nonetheless valuable. Thank you all for participating and aiding our common research.

Group Photo 1 (Author: Stanisław Rzeźnik)

Group Photo 2 (Author: Stanisław Rzeźnik)

See more photos in the rest of this note…

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Seven days of hard work and discussion – report from the Workshop

Between 15th-21st of October the Workshop for Reading Past and Present Landscapes in Central Europe has been held in the Sárvíz-valley region. Operating from a field base in Nagyhörcsökpuszta an international team of scientists has conducted extensive field surveys aided by GPS techniques in a study grid of 4 x 6 km. This research was assisted by intensive case studies applying geophysical methods of prospection and aerial photography. The project is now in the phase of post-processing of the results. The research was possible to conduct only through close co-operation of the institutional partners: Archeomap, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungarian National Museum – National Heritage Protection Center, Institute of Archaeology at University of Warsaw and the financing and professional help from International Visegrad Fund and its administration. Here’s the day-by-day report from the Workshop.

Photo 1 – Poster of the Workshop (Author: Marcin Jaworski).

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First days of prospection

Here is the brief update after first days of prospection. Everybody arrived safely. Work in the field has already started. The survey is currently being conducted in the East parts of the survey grid and with a bit of success as some artifacts have already been found. Archaeologists have already located new archaeological sites. Despite rainy weather, today we will continue with the survey and conduct a discussion panel.

You can also chack for updates in the Public Relations section to see who is currently writing about the project.

Stay tuned for more info as the project develops.

The Workshop starts tomorrow

As we get closer to the opening of the Workshop, we added more features to the site. You can read about the methods and the approach to the field studies in the Methods section. Also, the closed list of participants has been added to the Staff & Partners section. Some minor parts of the site have been revised and minor content added.

Just a reminder – during the weekly stay at Nagyhörcsökpuszta (3 km south-west from the study area), we will conduct field walking surveys with the developed method for six days and compare the results of the new method with classical field walking techniques. Also, aerial photography and geophysical prospection are planned for 3 days each. Something exciting to the project with a bit of mystery will be brought by a low-flying airplane conducting tests upon whether it is possible to detect pottery and artefacts with multispectral images. It will also contribute to the project with a quite accurate Digital Surface Model (DSM).

Please don’t forget to take your GPS devices, batteries, sleeping bags, raincoats, warm clothes and waterproof boots and what’s most important – the visibility jackets because it’s deer hunting season!

To the participants – see you on site!
And to the readers – keep on checking for news as they will be updated as the project develops.