3.5 Development of training materials

Based upon advice from Gloucestershire County Council on suitable archetypical archaeological features present in the area, training resources in the form of an Adobe PDF guide were produced to fulfil project Objective 4. The guides illustrated typical archaeological features in the landscape and provided a short bibliography on archaeological LIDAR techniques to encourage informed interpretation of the dataset via the WebGIS Interpretation Portal (Appendix 3). Community archaeology projects, although embracing the ideals of a democratised 'bottom up' approach to archaeology, often comprise many 'top down' elements that result from the plethora of stakeholders with varying agendas (Simpson and Williams 2008, 72-3). Although some inputs to the project, chiefly the data processing and involvement from local authorities, have been derived from a non-public source, the interpretation and output is free to take whichever form participants' desire and, as such, attempts to create a more democratic approach to knowledge production.


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