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Cost paths across the Wolds, part 2

Cost paths across the Wolds, part 2

Digging deeper This section will provide a little more detail about how I created the maps and worked out the least cost paths (LCPs) in Part 1. I’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but be warned, it does get a bit technical. Any questions, please leave a comment below. Working with cost surfaces We will need a cost surface. Basically, this is a grid of the survey area made up of many cells (or pixels). Each cell…

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Cost paths across the Wolds, part 1

Cost paths across the Wolds, part 1

More than just a buffer In my last post I explained how a few simple buffers helped us test a theory. The results were quick to come by, but rather crude in their analytical value. Drawing circles around points on a map is all very well, but it doesn’t take into account the landscape. In this case, the study area is the Yorkshire Wolds, characterised by low, rolling chalk hills. It’s a place where you wouldn’t just walk in a…

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A mansio in East Yorkshire?

A mansio in East Yorkshire?

What a year it’s been for discoveries made at DigVentures. We’ve excavated Iron Age settlements in Cornwall and Oxfordshire, and Anglo-Saxon monasteries in the Scottish Borders and at Lindisfarne. For me though the real icing on the cake was made slightly closer to home in the East Riding of Yorkshire. For two years we’ve been investigating the landscape around Driffield in an attempt to flesh out the detail behind its past. Last year we found part of a deserted medieval…

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