Conference 2015

Landscape Narratives: creating stories from archaeological survey
Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015
The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

Following the Landscape Survey Group’s inaugural conference on Landscape Perspectives, this conference explored the role of archaeological field survey and investigation in analysing and contextualising our understanding of place. It considered how landscape recording contributes to the biographies of sites and their settings, drawing on traditional and innovative mapping techniques as well as documentary research, oral tradition and antiquarian investigations. The conference combined a day of paper presentations on the Friday with a field visit to north-east Wales on the Saturday.

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Members of LSG contemplating the view from The Breiddin

List of papers:

Paul Belford, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

Emily Fioccoprile, University of Bradford
The life of Huggate Dykes: taking a biographical approach to the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds

David Lea, Judie English and Dick Tapper
Cross ridge dykes on the South Downs

Claire Christie, University of Aberdeen
In place and time: mapping the prehistoric landscapes of Scotland

Tessa Poller, University of Glasgow
The craft of depicting a hillfort

Ann Jacobsen, University of Aberdeen
The changing landscape of the Faroe Islands

Paul Everson
Mismatched aspirations and unwelcome narratives at Haughmond Abbey

Mark Bowden, Historic England
Castles and stories: the creation of a legendary narrative in the landscape of Tintagel

Aidan Smyth
Cursus or corral: a geophysical investigation at Pirton, Worcestershire

Angela Gannon, RCAHMS
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: surveying an industrial wasteland near Muirkirk, Ayrshire

Michael Stratigos, University of Aberdeen
Improvement period impacts to Scottish lochs