Wanstead Park laid bare: laser technology reveals a hidden landscape

The Wanstead Parklands Community Project has taken the lead in recent years in researching the long history of Wanstead Park using cutting-edge archaeological surveying techniques. On 9 July it will be using its stand at the 2011 "Music in Wanstead Park" as a showcase for its latest initiative, an investigation of surviving landscape features using Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technology. Continue reading "Wanstead Park laid bare: laser technology reveals a hidden landscape"

Archaeological update: radar survey of the Temple garden

In March we were informed that the Corporation proposed to carry out works to the Temple garden.

Given that these works involved some excavation for the construction of new paths, to a depth in excess of 185mm, and were within the curtilage of a listed building, we urged the Corporation to arrange an archaeological watching brief. This would entail no excavation but merely the recording, by drawing and photography, of any pertinent archaeological features that might appear. Subsequently, the results, if any, could be submitted as a report. The City Surveyor's Department agreed to this. Ralph Potter also offered to arrange a survey of the entire Temple garden using ground penetrating radar. Continue reading "Archaeological update: radar survey of the Temple garden"