Landscape to Lostscape: 35 years research into the Prehistoric to Medieval landscapes of the Vale of Pickering

Landscape to Lostscape: 35 years research into the Prehistoric to Medieval landscapes of the Vale of Pickering

Powlesland Lecture Poster

Series Name Medieval Research Centre Public Lecture
Speaker Professor Dominic Powlesland
Type Lectures & Talks
When 17 Jun 2013, 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Venue KE LT3
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Prof Jo Story: js73@le.ac.uk
The Vale of Pickering in North Yorkshire has been excavated, surveyed and monitored for 3 decades and more by Dominic Powlesland and his team based at the Landscape Research Centre. In this public lecture he will talk about the extraordinary evidence that he has compiled for the human use of this region in the past – from the Mesolithic through to medieval times His evidence is gleaned from remote sensing (geophysics) on a grand scale that is unparalleled elsewhere in the UK, complemented by aerial photography and excavation. These methods have revealed an extraordinary palimpsest, showing the dentisty of human occupation of this region in the past. Ironically these archaeological features are visible now because they have been exposed through modern farming methods. But, as Professor Powlesland shows, our knowledge comes at a cost – the permanent loss of the archaeological past to the plough.

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