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Dig deep into Forest history

Dig deep into Forest history

PUBLISHED ON: 15 JULY 2020

New Forest National Park Authority archaeologists dig deep into some fascinating online history resources available, in their latest video.

To celebrate the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology (which runs until 19 July), Gareth Owen and Lawrence Shaw show you how you can use the internet to discover more about New Forest history and heritage.

They explore ways to access information such as oral histories, podcasts, films, maps, charts and scanned historic documents.

Highlights include incredible 3D models of historic sites such as the D-Day remains at Lepe Country Park and houses at historic shipyard Buckler’s Hard.

You’ll find out how to access drone tours of New Forest sites including the WWII Ashley Walk bombing range.

Gareth and Lawrence also discuss how you can get involved with the NPA’s tree graffiti citizen science project, which aims to record tree markings found across public woodlands in the New Forest.

Working with the New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, the NPA has created the New Forest Knowledge website website: https://nfknowledge.org/

The website boasts a searchable archive of material held at the Heritage Centre, as well as numerous other archives including the British Library, National Archives, British Film Institute and Hampshire Cultural Trust.

The Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology: https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/

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