Lower Saxony, Germany.
We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
(Van Morrison - Into The Mystic)
The first field trip this spring was a success. It was a lot of fun to work outside and we've made a lot of progress surveying some of the megalithic tombs of Lower Saxony. I spent most of the day operating a Leica Total Station (pictured above) while a buddy held up the reflector. Another student carried out a GPS survey of all the stones in the area. A group consisting of our tutor and three fellow students spent four hours trying to get an Ilris 3D scanner to work - such is archaeology, sometimes the equipment lets you down.
I've volunteered to take part in future field trips to the area. The site is located in the Lüneburg Heath, which is a popular tourist destination in Northern Germany. It's a great place to spend a day outdoors.
Have a nice weekend.