Corpse Roads: Digital Landscape Archaeology

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This lecture explores how digital landscape modelling can help unlock the secrets of Britain’s ancient pathways. Focusing on “corpse roads”, pathways taken by coffin bearers over the countryside before the Enclosures, it discusses the significance of such routes, and how a mapped understanding of factors such as slope, elevation and distance can shed light on the stories behind them. 

It concludes by reflecting on what Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can offer landscape archaeology more generally.

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This event was on Thu, 12 Mar 2020


Dr Stuart Dunn

Stuart is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities and Head of the Department of Digital Humanities at Kings College London.

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