Traces of the Past travelling exhibition on remote sensing in archaeology is being staged at a number of venues in Co Mayo over the coming weeks.
Photo: John Moylette
Launched in County Mayo by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in Balla Secondary School, Traces of the Past exhibition has journeyed for the first time to rural communities thanks to the support of Western Care Association.
The host communities of Mayo Abbey, Belcarra, Aughagower and Tourmakeady all have a rich visible and likely hidden heritage that may be revealed by remote sensing techniques. Viewing times are available in each locality.
Traces of the Past has been designed by the Discovery Programme as part of their commitment to the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (ArcLand) Project.
The exhibition presents the development of remote sensing technology from the earliest photography to the latest unmanned aerial vehicle.
These technologies allow the exploration of what lies beneath the Earth or ocean without disturbing its surface or damaging what lies below.
Traces of the Past draws on work from some of the 71 partners across 32 countries engaged in the ArcLand project.