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New SUMO Group Member, Aerial-Cam Limited Assists In Solving The Mystery of Stonehenge…

Updated: Jan 31

Blue Stones of Stonehenge

Above: A close-up picture of the ‘Blue Stones’ of Stonehenge.

Headed up by Adam Stanford, SUMO’s Director of Aerial Survey, Aerial-Cam Limited provides a specialist geospatial imaging service employing the latest techniques, equipment and software to produce high quality evidence photography, photogrammetry and multispectral imaging, recording features and evidence in archaeological excavations, topography and earthworks of landscapes and ancient monuments.

Also surveying historic buildings to produce 3D models, rectified orthomosaic elevations, plans and roof details.

Processed data captured from a UAV

Above: Processed data captured from a UAV.

3D image model

Above: 3D image model.

Adam is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, the Council for British Archaeology and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. With expertise in photography, archaeological field work and surveying experience spanning three decades, Adam has been involved with the Stones of Stonehenge and related projects for 15 years.

Adam’s work can now also be seen in a new documentary ‘Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed’ on BBC2:

In the programme, Professor Alice Roberts follows a decade-long historical quest to reveal a hidden secret of the famous bluestones of Stonehenge.

Using cutting-edge research, a dedicated team of archaeologists led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, have painstakingly compiled evidence to fill in a 400-year gap in our knowledge of the bluestones, and to show that the original stones of Britain’s most iconic monument had a previous life.

Together they join the final pieces of the puzzle, not just revealing where the stones came from, how they were moved from Wales to England or even who dragged them all the way, but also solving one of the toughest challenges that archaeologists face.

For anyone interested in Stonehenge or archaeology generally, the programme makes a fascinating watch.

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