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Old Mar 04, 2014, 12:58 AM
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A young detectorist in the Netherlands sent me some images of a bit he found which turned out to be a Roman Cavalry bit.

Any context with this find or just an equipment failure ?
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 07:29 AM
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El Camino Real

Our project is on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. The area where the Barbada was found we believe to be the location of a mission. This piece was found near the path of El Camino. Colonial artifacts are rare, but we also found olive jar (amphora) sherds in the vicinity.

These artifacts are on display at the Sevilleta NWR visitor Center.

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Old Mar 05, 2014, 02:13 AM
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That's cool nice one Tom.
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 02:17 AM
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Very nice shards indeed !
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Old Jun 07, 2014, 03:04 PM
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a fascinating thread indeed.
using my hexa for aeriel archaeology was one of the reasons I bought one..

Im lucky to live in an archaeological rich area between Edinburgh, Scotland and the English Border in the UK..

Hadrians Wall is only about 40 miles from me and locally theres some rich pickings of Neolithic sites, Roman camps, Keeps (fortified towers) and various other interestingly related sites which are all on my "to do" list. Vindolanda which was mentioned earlier is worth a visit as is Housesteads nearby though its a bit harder to get to.

im still in the learning curve with the hexa and some access to fields are a bit limited with so many young animals about - I try to keep good relations with landowners and always seek their permission first despite there being no trespassing laws here..

First two on my list are within a couple of miles of me, a roman fort.. not much to see on the ground except a couple of corners with the defence ditches visible - apparently theres some potential roundhouse dwelling sites close too..second is a Peel tower (fortified house) but its surrounded with trees and Im currently only flying line of sight as ive not yet fitted my FPV kit due to gimbal problems..

Hoping to post some stuff soon though

Alan
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 11:00 PM
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a fascinating thread indeed.
using my hexa for aeriel archaeology was one of the reasons I bought one..

Im lucky to live in an archaeological rich area between Edinburgh, Scotland and the English Border in the UK..

Hadrians Wall is only about 40 miles from me and locally theres some rich pickings of Neolithic sites, Roman camps, Keeps (fortified towers) and various other interestingly related sites which are all on my "to do" list. Vindolanda which was mentioned earlier is worth a visit as is Housesteads nearby though its a bit harder to get to.

im still in the learning curve with the hexa and some access to fields are a bit limited with so many young animals about - I try to keep good relations with landowners and always seek their permission first despite there being no trespassing laws here..

First two on my list are within a couple of miles of me, a roman fort.. not much to see on the ground except a couple of corners with the defence ditches visible - apparently theres some potential roundhouse dwelling sites close too..second is a Peel tower (fortified house) but its surrounded with trees and Im currently only flying line of sight as ive not yet fitted my FPV kit due to gimbal problems..

Hoping to post some stuff soon though

Alan

Wow. Very, very interesting area to live. Archaeological rich is an understatement. I'm looking forward to seeing seeing video/photos of your flights!
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 02:27 PM
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You don't need multirotors or aircrafts for archaeological research and work from above. Kites also works quite well
Photographic and photogrammetric archaeological documentation in Ptolemais Libya (5 min 47 sec)
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 03:56 PM
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I would never have thought of using a kite, what an excellent idea..
I've been having problems with my hexa art the moment and haven't been able to use it.

I did have a thought though, I have a small Hubsan x4 quad with the 3Mp camera on it.. I was thinking this may be ok for testing some shots on the sides of buildings - church spires etc.. opbviously it isn't FPV but some flying around may give me ideas for angles of shot etc..

I did visit a local Broch site recently but the grass is pretty tall currently, im going to wait till its dies back a bit so you will get a better view of the remaining structure and associated ditches.. for tyhose that are interested heres the google maps version, I aim to be get a lot closer and more interactive.. I want to investigate the square enclosure in the field south of it too

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.63.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Awesome video !

Interesting features around the Broch also Budgie !

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Old Jul 16, 2014, 04:05 AM
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Indeed kusunokimasahige (sounds Japanese that. )
A bit of a walk to get to from the road so I need to find a decent way of carrying my gear I think..
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 02:28 PM
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It IS Japanese. A famous samurai he was.

I transport my gear (planes) in a backpak and on bicycle

I tried looking for Roman camps around the Broch but no traces.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Ah, not familiar with that particular samurai.. I picked up a bigger backpack today so that should help.
Ok, my nearest Roman site is the remains of a fort, two of the corners are visible on the ridge, im not sure how far it originally extended south as its been ploughed out, im hoping better lower shots may help size it
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...499a4586130f67 use the street view shots and the defence ditches are fairly visible.
There are apparently roundhouse sites to the south east of the farm (brown field) according to a local archaeologist too. Theres plenty sites reasonably close by for future investigation
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Thought I would share this with you guys, a few weeks ago we (the Commercial RPAS company I own) were out in the English Lake District taking aerial shots of the scenery when an image popped up in one of the shots......see image 1 which is zoomed in on that area.....and we were rather suprised, if you look at image 2 you will see why....you simply can not see the structure from the ground.

After a little research, I discovered that this is a Roman Fort, AD 60-90.....so over 2,000 years old. The hillside is called Caermot (to give it it's ancient name) and on the hillside is also the remains of a Beacon which would have been in view of another Beacon on the very picturesque Skiddaw in the back-ground. This is an area rich in history as it is not that far from Hadrians Wall.....so, what I noticed was that our images differed quite significantly from published images and the accepted layout......see the 1902 hand drawn map of the fort.

So, we decided to go back and map the fort for local archeologists......if the image colours look a little off.....it's deliberate. The images and when finished, 3D model will be handed over shortly but it's already fairly clear that they add something to existing thinking on the fort.

This is a great example of the power of low level aerial shots, our next task is a WW2 airfield.....and we are thrilled to be part of the project.
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 01:29 PM
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that is cool
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Old Sep 05, 2014, 02:42 PM
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excellent shots Scott, what sort of scale is that.. as in yards/meters across?
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