Echoes – surface


There are many things which mark a sites former use and demonstrate the processes of change a landscape undergoes. These can include buildings and bridges but nothing tells the story as strongly as the surface of the land or sometimes a wall. The material used, scars and decay, human intervention and the gradual occupation of natural forms are all part of the process of change, all part of the story. A recent development in archaeology is the use of aerial photography as this helps to reveal much which is hidden at eye level. Some sites reveal their nature more readily, catching these moments is a joy.