Last week the student went out to survey a local gravel collection site for a taster session on how to use a Total Station as part of Archaeological Surveying. They were joined by Dr. Chad Hill who specializes in Middle Eastern Archaeology and Aerial Survey. Earlier in the day he had given a lecture on the various methods and techniques of archaeological surveying. Later during the field exercise, he showed the students how a quadcopter can be employed to take aerial photographs.
The following day Dr. Sonia Harmand gave a lecture on the different types of stone tools associated to the Early Stone Age and how they can be identified. After a short break the students got the chance to study them first hand during a practical class on stone tool identification and illustration. Here are some pictures.