Aerial photographs are an invaluable source for archaeologists and allied disciplines, especially those working in a landscape or historical framework. However, archives of aerial photographs are often under-utilised, in part because their very existence is not widely known. Within the framework of the EU funded ArchaeoLandscapes network (http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu/) a working party is seeking to encourage fuller exploitation of these unique sources for European archaeology.
An online-survey has been prepared which seeks to gather information on archives of aerial photos with potential for archaeological and landscape research in Europe. This information will be eventually published by the ArchaeoLandscapes Project, subject to agreement of survey participants, to facilitate fuller use of aerial photo archives. This survey will run until 30 October 2011.
If you would like to take part in this survey, it should take around 5 minutes, to fill in, and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arcland_archive.