Over the past sixty years throughout Europe, archaeological aerial photography has brought to light more previously unknown heritage sites than any other method of exploration. ArcLand is a European project that brings together experts from 55 project partners in 26 countries to promote the use of remote sensing within archaeology. It aims to use aerial survey and ‘remote sensing’ to promote the understanding, conservation and public enjoyment of our European landscape and archaeological heritage. With its project partners the Discovery Programme organised an exhibition to showcase the use of these technologies at Europe’s iconic sites, as well as organising conferences and field schools.
The projects long-term legacy will be the better appreciation of the landscape and archaeological heritage of Europe, closer contact between heritage professionals and the general public, more effective conservation of the shared cultural heritage, the international sharing of skills and employment opportunities, better public and professional education, the wider use of archive resources and modern survey techniques, and higher professional standards in landscape exploration and conservation.