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Fully Funded PhD Studentship re Antonine Wall

Posted on: 16/03/2015

Fully Funded PhD Studentship.The Hidden Landscape of a Roman Frontier: Aerial Laser Scanning, Spatial Analysis, and the Antonine Wall

The School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University and Historic Scotland (to become Historic Environment Scotland in October 2015) are pleased to announce an exciting fully funded full-time PhD Studentship for admission in October 2015. 

The Studentship is co-funded by Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and is designated for cutting-edge research on the digital processing, analysis, and interpretation of high-resolution LiDAR data collected by the Scottish Ten Project ( ) for the Antonine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and imperial Rome’s north-west frontier in central Scotland. This challenging project will extract the maximum utility from the Antonine Wall LiDAR data in order to augment existing documentation of this monument and its landscape, inform heritage management, and break new ground in both Roman frontier archaeology and in the theoretical and methodological application of aerial laser scanning for archaeological and heritage practice.

The project will identify previously unknown Roman infrastructure, contribute to long-standing debates about the planning and building of the frontier, and will lead to new discoveries within a rich multi-period landscape. A key output will be the creation of a highly detailed archaeological map of the Wall’s invisible landscape, integrating traditional excavation and survey data with the results of advanced remote sensing technologies.

Applications must be received no later than 15 April 2015 .