Dominic Powlesland

Archaeological Landscapes and Digital Geography

Dominic Powlesland

Talk: Archaeological Landscapes and Digital Geography

Dominic Powlesland, director of the Landscape Research Centre in Yorkshire, visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss the LRC's work. Over the last 26 years, the LRC has earned an international reputation for research into the application of computing in field archaeology, large scale excavation and recording methodologies, and for the development of new approaches to data recording, integration and publication. They now maintain the most comprehensive digital archaeological landscape archive in the world, available over the web. Powlesland discusses the evolution of archaeological computing for research and publication: was it worth it? has it changed the past? could it have been done without the silicon chip?

Dominic Powlesland

Dominic is a British landscape archaeologist based in North Yorkshire. He has contributed to the methodologies of field archaeology and landscape survey, particularly geophysics and the use of computers when recording and processing archaeological data. He is the director of the Landscape Research Centre and visiting professor at the universities of York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Vienna