Locating Buried Ruins in the British Isles

  • Steffen Shaigec MacEwan University


During the summer of 2018, the British Isles experienced one of the hottest summers on record resulting in the appearance of crop markings which may indicate the presence of buried ruins. This study investigates the capabilities of satellite imagery and LiDAR-based digital terrain models for detecting new locations of ancient subsurface ruins without relying on extreme weather events. Several sites will be compared to determine if there are consistent, reliable criteria that indicate the presence of subsurface ruins.


Faculty Mentor: Nancy McKeown

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences