Workshop afternoon at Highland Council [Inverness]
- ARCH Highland
13 October 2017, Starts: 14:00, Ends: 17:00
An afternoon of hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, held at Highland Council headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness (entrance by the Knocknagael Stone). Suggested donation of £5 for the afternoon. Unless specified, bookings to 077888 35466 or email@example.com
Part of Highland Archaeology Festival www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.org
Introduction to Using the HER (2-3:30pm)
Learn how to explore and contribute information to the Council’s database of all known heritage with the Highland Council’s HER officer Ian Scrivener-Lindley.
Using GPS for Survey & Mapping (2-3:30pm repeated 3:30-5pm)
This session by Roland Spencer-Jones (NoSAS and ARCH) will cover the usefulness of recording GPS – on smartphones and Garmins. We’ll cover how to record waypoints and tracks, and how to load those onto a computer and into Google Earth. Bring your own smartphone or GPS gadget if you have one. If not, we can lend. Essential to book in advance with Roland Spencer-Jones on 07787 507972, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photogrammetry Introductory Workshop (2-3:30pm)
Alan Thompson (NoSAS) will demonstrate how to take a small set of photographs of the Knocknagael Boar stone, and then use photogrammetry to produce images of the Boar.
Using Photogrammetry to Visualise Prehistoric Rock Art (Cup-marked Stones) (3:30-5pm)
Simple photos of rock art are often disappointing and show little of the detail of the markings on the stones. Alan Thompson (NoSAS) will demonstrate and discuss a number of different methods which can be used to visualise the patterns on these rocks.
Aerial Photography (2-3:30pm repeated 3:30-5pm)
Allan Kilpatrick of Historic Environment Scotland provides a hands-on workshop on how to use aerial photos to investigate the archaeological landscape.
Small Finds Photography (2-3:30pm)
Michael Sharpe will demonstrate methods he uses for creating close-up photographs of small finds. This will include lighting and backgrounds, cameras and lenses, scales, editing and archiving of files using Adobe Lightroom software.
Reflectance Transformation Imaging (3:30-5pm)
This specialist technique involves taking numerous photographs of an object from a fixed camera position, with a moveable light source. Michael will demonstrate the process of taking the photographs and the subsequent software workflow.
Building Detectives (2-3:30pm, repeated 3:30-5pm)
Join the Scotland’s Urban Past staff for a practical session recording part of the Highland Council’s HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.
On-line Historic Maps (3:30-5pm)
Susan Kruse (ARCH) will lead this taster session on exploring old maps on the National Library of Scotland website.