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Submerged Seascapes at our Salisbury HQ

On 11 September English Heritage’s Dave Hooley came to visit our Coastal & Marine team to talk about the historic seascapes around our coast and how we should describe various seabed uses when considering offshore archaeology.
 
The waters around the UK represent vast seascapes. Just like a landscape, these have been shaped by human activity and understanding them can be key to unlocking our submerged past.
 
The meeting is an important step for understanding the most current research into historic seascapes. Equipped with Dave’s advice, our staff will continue to use Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC) to understand submerged archaeology in context and as a tool for assessing the historical impacts of offshore development.
 
Read about one of our earliest HSC projects here
 
1935 An example of Historic Seascape Characterisation copyright English Heritage
By Gemma Ingason
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