The award recognized the successful use of laser mapping surveys to reveal thousands of previously unknown archaeological sites, from prehistoric field systems and Bronze Age burial mounds to an undocumented Iron Age hillfort.
Lawrence Shaw of the New Forest National Park Authority said: “It’s an honour to represent a fantastic advance in technology. LiDAR is a technique that is revolutionising how we see landscapes.”
Read more about all the nominees below.
In 2009, Scottish Ten set out to digitally document Scotland’s then five World Heritage Sites and five international sites, creating accurate 3D models to help with their conservation, interpretation, and virtual access.
New radiocarbon techniques have resulted in a more precise chronology for causewayed enclosures in southern Britain and Ireland than was ever thought possible.
Mike Baillie has devoted his career to establishing the tree ring chronology from Irish bog oaks, on which, in practice, all tree ring chronology in Britain depends.
Set up in 1996, the Archaeology Data Service is a digital archive, supporting research and learning with now over a million records freely available.
Geneticists and archaeologists at the University of Leicester used mitochondrial DNA to link Richard III’s maternal line to a skeleton found on the Grey Friars site, leading to a positive identification of the ‘king in the car park’.
An ambitious programme of geophysical survey, covering over 13 square kilometres around Stonehenge, has revealed a landscape scattered with previously unknown features.
Analysis of 285 burials for strontium, oxygen, sulphur, carbon, and nitrogen isotopes helped paint a picture of Beaker period migration and diet in Britain in 2500-1700 BC.
Laser mapping surveys have revealed thousands of previously unknown archaeological sites, from prehistoric field systems and Bronze Age burial mounds to an undocumented Iron Age hillfort.
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