Advanced Research Workshop
Leszno, Poland, 15 -17 November 2000


Wednesday, 15 November
Thursday, 16 November
Friday, 17 November
Notes on timing and discussion
List of Participants

09:00 - 09:30  Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Opening ceremony and announcements. Chair: Wlodzimierz Raczkowski
10:00 - 13:15  Session A:  Understanding landscapes: between ideas and technology. This session sets the scene for the Workshop, stressing the broad role that aerial survey can play in the recovery of data, its interpretation and mapping, and its use in creating hypotheses about landscape development. Chair: Davy Strachan      Discussant: Rog Palmer
10:00 - 10:30  Bob Bewley.  Aerial Survey: learning from a hundred years of experience?
10:30 - 11:00  Martin Gojda.  Aerial archaeology in Bohemia at the turn of the twentieth century: integration of landscape studies and non-destructive archaeology.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/tea break
11:30 - 11:55  Marilyn Brown. The landscapes of Scotland: aerial survey, archaeology and GIS.
11:55 - 12:20  Cathy Stoertz.  Hidden potential: the possibilities of plough-levelled landscapes.
12:20 - 12:45  Simon Crutchley.  Understanding Salisbury Plain, England: analysis of the aerial evidence.
12:45 - 13:15  General discussion
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch break and demonstrations/
exhibitions, etc.
14:45 - 17:30  Session B: Making the best of a good job: using existing air photo archives. Across Europe, existing military and official archives of air photographs have a vast potential for revealing archaeological information and understanding. This short session uses examples from World War II and Italy to illustrate the point.
Chair: Chris Musson      Discussant: Bob Bewley
14:45 - 15:15  Chris Going.  A neglected inheritance? German aerial reconnaissance of the 1939-1945 period.
15:15 - 15:45  John Schofield.  Archives, aerial photographs and monument protection: recent military sites in England.
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee/tea break
16:15 - 16:45  Colin Shell.  The Cambridge University air photo archive: collection, uses and computerisation.
16:45 - 17:15 Maurizio Forte.  GIS, aerial photographs and microtopography in archaeology: methods and applications in Italy.
17:15 - 17:30  General discussion
17:30 - 18:30  Session C:  Introduction to demonstrations and exhibitions.   This session provides an introduction to hands-on computer demonstrations, exhibitions and
poster displays) through which participants can look in more detail at projects and applications described in the formal presentations. 
Chair: Rog Palmer
17:30 - 18:00  Irwin Scollar.  Making things look vertical - AirPhoto and the (hi)story of computer-assisted air photo rectification.
18:00 - 18:30  Various speakers. Shorter introductions to other demonstrations and displays.
Evening  Otto Braasch.  Goodbye Cold War! Goodbye Bureaucracy?  Opening the skies to aerial archaeology in Europe. It is hoped that official and military representatives will be present throughout the day and will take part in discussion after this talk, with a view to the liberalisation of current regulations affecting the collection and use of aerial photographs for archaeology. 

09:00 - 18:30  Session D: Aerial Survey in the twentieth century: achievements, applications and potential.   This session will use case-studies and more general contributions  to summarise the achievements and applications of aerial survey in the later part
of the twentieth century, to draw general lessons from the projects and practices described, and to look at future potential in the fields concerned.
09:00 - 13:15  Session D, Part 1: Continental Europe.
Chair: Zbigniew Kobylinski   Discussant: Darja Grosman
09:00 - 09:30 Jean Bourgeois and Ilse Roovers.  Flemisch aerial archaeology in the last 20 years: past and future perspectives.
09:30 - 10:00  Louis-Marie Champéme.  Aerial photographic prospection above the county of Deux-Sévres, Poitou-Charentes, France: main results and connections between detected settlements and geology. 
10:00 - 10:30  Juris Urtans. A medieval shipyard in Ventspils, Latvia: from the air, in the  ground and under water.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00 - 11:30  Vedat Toprak. The application of aerial photography and remote sensing in  Turkey.
11:30 - 12:00  David Kennedy. Aerial Archaeology in the Middle East: Developing Future Practice.  The Role of the Military - Past, Present…….. and Future?
12:00 - 12:30  H. Hakobyan/R.Palmer. Aerial Archaeology in Armenia
12:30 - 13:00  Caroline Hall. Aerial photography and early modern woodland management in the Pindos Mountains, Greece.
13:00 - 13:15  General discussion
13:15 - 14:45  Lunch-break and demonstrations/
exhibitions etc
14:45 - 18:30  Session D, Part 2: Britain.
Chair: Cathy Stoertz  Discussant: Michael Doneus and Marilyn Brown
14:45 - 15:15  Dave MacLeod. What? How? And Why? Aerial reconnaissance in northern England.
15:15 - 15:45  Davy Strachan. The Blackwater Estuary, England: air photography and the inter-tidal zone.
15:45 - 16:15  Toby Driver and Chris Musson.  Towards recording and managing the cultural  heritage of Wales: reconnaissance, monument monitoring and digital mapping
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee/tea break
16:45 - 17:15  Rog Palmer. Air photo interpretation and mapping to guide fieldwork in commercial archaeology in the United Kingdom.
17:15 - 17:30  Pete Horne. The use of aerial photographs for the survey of archaeological  earthworks.
17:30 - 18:00 General discussion
Evening  Demonstrations, exhibitions etc

09:00 - 17:30  Session E: Aerial archaeology: future potential: new fields, new technology. This session looks firmly to the future. It discusses new techniques and new fields of application for aerial archaeology, and returns (in a final contribution) to the philosophical basis for all of our work in aerial archaeology.
09:00 - 13:00  Session E, Part 1. Chair: Bill Hanson      Discussant: Andrzej Prinke
09:00 - 09:30 Darja Grosman.  Aerial archaeology in extreme environmental conditions:Slovenia.
09:30 - 10:00  Ioanna Oltean.  The use of satellite images for background maps.
10:00 - 10:30 Colin Shell.  Airborne high resolution digital visible, infra-red and thermal sensing for archaeology.
10:30 - 11:00 Daniel N. M. Donoghue, Nikolaos Galiatsatos, Graham Philip and Anthony R. Beck. Satellite imagery for archaeological applications. 
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/tea break
11:30 - 12:00  Nick Holden.  Environment Agency (UK): the use of LIDAR for archaeology.
12:00 - 12:30  Michael Doneus, Nives Doneus and W. Neubauer.  Integrated non-destructive archaeological prospection - an Austrian case study.
12:30 - 13:00  General discussion
13:00 - 14:45  Lunch break and demonstrations
/exhibitions etc
14:45 - 17:30  Session E, Part 2. Chair: Otto Braasch      Discussant: Martin Gojda
14:45 - 15:15  Bill Hanson and Ioanna Oltean. Recent aerial survey in western Transylvania: problems and potential.
15:15 - 15:45  Andrzej Prinke, Jacek Nowakowski and Miroslawa Dernoga.  Archaeological heritage management in the Information Age: GIS applications and air
photography processing in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland).
15:45 - 16:15  Zbigniew Kobylinski and Krzysztof Misiewicz.  Aerial archaeology and geophysical prospection - integration in Poland.
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee/tea break
16:45 - 17:15  Wlodzimierz Raczkowski. Beyond the Technology:
do we need meta-aerial- archaeology?
17:15 - 18:30  Session F: What next? Drawing lessons from Leszno 2000. This closing discussion, guided by short contributions from a 'round table' of invited speakers, will attempt to draw firm lessons from the Leszno Workshop. It is hoped that recommendations for future action and practice will be formalised, along with proposals for further meetings of this and related groups. Chair and Round Table: Bob Bewley, Otto Braasch, Darja Grosman, Chris Musson, Rog Palmer, Wlodzimierz Raczkowski, Davy Strachan 
18:30 - 18:45  Closing ceremony