Our LiDAR cake includes a plane – accurately depicted in icing – as used by the Cambridge University Unit for Landscape Modelling (as they were then), and of course lasers beaming down from the plane to the surface. The photo-icing LiDAR image is a Digital Terrain Model, modelled (by Peter Crow of Forest Research) to show land height and masses of archaeological features, and shows a real landscape between Buxted and Hadlow Down, East Sussex, originally known as Waste Wood. It was made for the final event for the Historic Environment Awareness Project, which was led by East Sussex County Council and involved Kent CC and West Sussex CC too. It got eaten fairly rapidly!

Lyn Palmer
Historic Environment Awareness Project Officer for the Weald Forest Ridge

This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 283 of Current Archaeology.

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