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Historic Churches – the conservation and repair of ecclesiastical buildings

Church Tower

Church Tower

A new publication from Cathedral Communications Ltd is now available online. Some really interesting case studies and relevant information for anyone working on historic ecclesiastical buildings.

The 19th annual edition of Historic Churches is now available in print and online. Covering subjects ranging from salt crystallisation in historic masonry to church conservation in India, the latest edition brings you 56 pages of conservation expertise, church history and useful contacts

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Survey technology in archaeology

Laser scanning

Laser scanning a historic building

Key weapons in the armoury of the 21st century archaeogeomancer include some rather magical satellite and laser based devices, which I often talk about. These fantastic devices allow archaeologists to take GIS data out into the field and record new data all with minute precision. Archaeologists have long used survey techniques and these are just the latest developments in the tools we have available. Of course, we still use measuring tapes and dumpy levels but the GNSS, laser scanners and total stations combined with these tools gives archaeologists an amazing array of tools to work with spatial data.

There’s a full account of the history of surveying techniques in archaeology over on the Wessex Archaeology computing blog, here and my talk on these technologies is below:

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