ARP 4508 – Geospatial Techniques in Archaeology

Module Overview

This module provides students with an introduction to some of the main geospatial techniques employed in archaeology, including geographical information systems (GIS) and different remote sensing technologies, such as terrestrial and airborne LiDAR, the use of satellite and drone imagery, as well as structure-from-motion (SfM) 3D modelling. Through a range of different case studies and practical computer lab sessions, students are encouraged to apply these techniques to actual heritage-based situations.

Learning outcomes

You will gain an understanding of how geospatial technologies can be applied in archaeological research and heritage management. You will also gain familiarity with key data types and their utility to different archaeological scenarios, and you will learn how to develop and present a ‘proof-of-concept’ based on specific heritage situations.


Module Co-ordinator: Will Megarry

Note: Some modules may not be offered every year