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Aims & Objectives

  • To provide an overview of the DART research advances and data outputs.
  • To examine how DART outputs can be used by different stakeholder communities.
  • To identify areas of development that build on DART.
  • To influence future policy objectives, research directions and funding programs that support similar approaches

Provisional Programme

09:30 Registration and Coffee

The DART Project

10:00 Welcome – Tony Cohn
10:10 DART precis – Chris Gaffney
10:30 Research summaries – Dan Boddice, Rob Fry, David Stott
11:15 Bringing it all together – Anthony Beck
11:30 Modeling the data – David Jordan
11:45 The future: mining the data – Tony Cohn
12:00 Structured networking
12:30 Mind the gap – buffet discussion chaired by Chris Gaffney

Community Discussions

13:30 Practitioner impact
ISAP – Armin Schmidt: confirmed
AARG – Oscar Aldred: confirmed
Keith Wilkinson: confirmed
14:30 Policy/Curatorial impact
Dave Cowley/Peter Horne: confirmed
Quinton Carroll: confirmed
15:00 Community impact
John Wells: confirmed
15:30 Building bridges – establishing effective collaborative networks
Bob Evans: confirmed
Vincent Van Walt: confirmed
Toby Mottram: confirmed
15:55 Discussion and final remarks
16:30 Close

the DART Project: Background

Detection of Archaeological Residues using remote sensing Techniques (DART) is nearing completion of a three year, Science and Heritage funded initiative. To examine the complex problem of heritage detection DART has attracted a consortium consisting of 25 key heritage and industry organizations, academic consultants and researchers.

Enhanced knowledge of archaeological residues is important for the long-term curation and understanding of a diminishing heritage. There are certain geologies and soils which can complicate the collection and interpretation of heritage remote sensing data. In some of these ‘difficult’ areas traditional detection techniques have been unresponsive.

Over a 14 month period the DART project has intensively collected different geotechnical, environmental, geophysical and remote sensing data. The project team have analyzed these data and started to develop a deeper understanding of contrast factors and detection dynamics. This workshop will share these results and examine ways in which they can be best used to improve research, practice, curation and engagement.

We need your help to define outputs which will benefit the whole heritage community.

Venue: Room 9.90 EC Stoner Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leeds