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Aberdeen 'Flying Archaeologist' Talk Tomorrow 1st Sept

Moira Greig, an archaeologist with Aberdeenshire Council, has been carrying out an aerial survey of the north-east since the early 1990s and has discovered a significant number of new sites. She is to give an illustrated lunchtime talk tomorrow when she will discuss the highs and lows of recent archaeological photography work over Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus.

"The use of a plane brings a new perspective to archaeological photography," said Moira. "Having a different viewpoint can help towards a better understanding of the setting of a monument in the landscape, as well as being able to see a larger area of a complex site at one time. It would be good to get information about what, for example, the crop mark sites are, but we tend to leave the monuments alone unless someone is doing research on the site. It is used mainly so we know what features are there, so we can stop any potential developments in that area. Just about every flight we do comes up with a new site, but it depends on the weather."

A Date with the Flying Archaeologist has been jointly organised by Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils as part of a series of events being held throughout September to mark Scottish Archaeology Month. See also

The Flying Archaeologist will be at Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen, from 12.30pm to 1pm. Admission is free but places are limited to a maximum of 60. The museum is in Guestrow, off Broad Street.

From This is North Scotland
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st August 2004ce

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