Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge located by a small lake in Worksop. It has long been recognised as a site of archaeological importance but the recent carbon dating of a disarticulated reindeer bone has provided fascinating evidence that human occupation began more than 40,000 years ago and that the gorge might once have been home to Neanderthal hunters. Continue reading “Aerial Survey of Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire”
Buckingham Group Contracting & Hochtief UK Construction
At the end of 2012, the Hochtief Buckingham joint venture won a £30 million contract to improve the A57 in Salford, which links to Trafford and is due for completion in the summer of 2014. In March 2013, the contractors asked SUAVE to provide monthly aerial photographic records of progress on the site, which will see the construction of a dual carriageway and other improvements including a new 38 metre lifting bridge spanning the Manchester Ship Canal. Continue reading “A57 Road Improvement Scheme, Salford”
Of all Britain’s ancient monuments, none is better known than Stonehenge so, in June 2013, it was a privilege to be commissioned by English Heritage, through its survey framework agreement, to carry out a new photographic survey of the site and of several outlying features including the 3km long stone cursus. Continue reading “Stonehenge and Cursus, Wiltshire”
Since issuing our last newsletter, SUAVE has made a couple of national television appearances. We appeared on BBC’s Newsround as part of a report into the question of UAVs and concerns over privacy and, in March 2013, we appeared on the BBC’s Countryfile programme as part of its feature on fossil erosion along the Jurassic Coast.