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The website of the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe Project is currently down for server maintenance!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Meanwhile you can find the main information about upcoming events below

or on the preliminary version of our newly updated website at

Workshop LiDAR - Innovative Technology for Archaeology 2, Poznan/PL, 28th July – 1st August 2014
Annual Conference of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG), Dublin/IE, 24th 26th September 2014
ArcLand Final Conference "Sensing the Past — New Approaches to European Landscapes", Frankfurt/DE, 24th 26th January 2015

The next ArcLand events are approaching soon, please make sure to return to see what's next.

Some of these events are supported by ArcLand with grants for students and young researchers. Information will be given on the respective webpages.

LiDAR-Visualisation Toolbox (LiVT)
The lates version of the Open Source LiDAR-Visualisation Toolbox (LiVT) is available online at:

AutoGR-Toolkit 3.1
The lates version of the free software for automatic image geo-referencing is available online at:

The fourth ArcLand Book is out!
Gábor Bertók and Csilla Gáti, Old Times - New Methods. Non-Invasive Archaeology in Baranya County (Hungary) 2005-2013. Archaeolingua, Budapest/Pécs 2014. ISBN 978-963-9911-53-6. Both a Hungarian and an English version are available.

Feel free to visit for more information.

The third ArcLand Book has also just recently been published!
The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres/BE has just recently published a book in association with ArcLand that deals with the use of aerial photography to investigate the history of the First World War in Flanders.
Aerial photography was a relatively new technology at the onset of World War I and was embraced as an indispensable tool of wartime intelligence by all nations involved in the conflict.  As a result, thousands of photographs taken from the air over the battlefields of the Great War have survived in archives throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. These pictures present the war from a unique perspective, clearly showing the developing trench system, artillery batteries, bunkers, railway lines, airfields, medical evacuation routes, and more. They reveal the expanding war in Flanders Fields as the hostilities spread, kilometer by kilometer, devastating the environment and resulting in the complete destruction of the landscape at the front.
"The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918" is the results of a collaboration between the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Royal Army Museum, Brussels. The book features hundreds of photographic case studies, illustrating in unprecedented detail the physical extent of World War I and the shocking environmental damage it left in its wake. Supplementing aerial images with maps, documents, and photos taken from the ground, this one-of-a-kind visual record stands as an important contribution to World War I history, revealing the wartime landscape of Flanders Fields as rarely seen before.

Birger Stichelbaut, Piet Chielens (2013) The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918, Mercatorfonds / Yale University Press, 396p.
396 pages: 254 x 298 x 40 mm
532 black & white illustrations, transparent overlays.

Still very fresh: The second ArcLand Book!
The volume "A Sense of the Past", published by ArchaeoPress in Oxford and available from their webpage, groups together papers presented at a Commission 4 session at the XVI UISPP World Congress in Florianópolis, Brazil (410 September 2011), a UISPP commission 4 session in Leiden, The Netherlands (2 November 2012) and at a session entitled Advanced Prospection Methods for Cultural Heritage Management – Experiences and Challenges during the EAA Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland (29 August – 1 September 2012).
More information can be found here, the TOC is available for download here.

An evergreen: The first ArcLand Book!
The 2013 volume "Interpreting Archaeological Topography: 3D Data, Visualisation and Observation" by Rachel S. Opitz and David C. Cowley (editors) is THE textbook about LiDAR and the archaeological interpretation of 3 dimensional landscape data. The book is available from Oxbow Books here.

The first ArcLand eBook

Flights into the Past by Chris Musson, Rog Palmer & Stefano Campana

is available free of charge from the Apple iBook Store Download on iBooks  and also as PDF, subject to copyright, as a free download from these websites:

You can find all rules for ArcLand grants (internships [see remarks below], workshops/schools, conferences) including the application and the grant finances forms here!

As we are currently recalculating the project's grant budget we regret that we cannot provide any internship/exchange visit grants at the moment until further notice!