Good morning to everyone reading 'The Third'. I trust that all is well with all of you this new working week. 'The Times' leads today with some editorial comment on going for a Spying the Past from the Sky.
"Sometimes it is a plough that turns up a mosaic tessera. Sometimes a pile driver hits the stone foundations of a long-demolished palace. And sometimes the dogged perseverance of scholarly enthusiasts acting on a hunch or old legends leads them to the hasty burial place and the crumpled skeleton of a hunchback king. Archaeology has always been a science of speculation and serendipity. It demands patience, opportunity and money. But now a new-fangled invention is revealing buildings, encampments and even lost cities by the score: the simple drone. Flying long and low over deserts and fields, the drone can take hundreds of thousands of pictures, in minute detail, that, when filtered through computer imaging, reveal depressions and patterns in the Sahara ... "
'The Times' thunders that the drone is becoming an indispensable tool for archaeologists. Have you invested in this relatively new technology, Uncle Henry, in Tasmania?