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dc.contributor.authorAdderley, W Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Michaelen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the use of geoarchaeological information gained through soil micromorphology in a new context, that of a science-art project. The project is called “Ground-breaking: Experience Past Landscapes in Grains and Pixels” and was commissioned from the authors by the UK research councils as part of a programme to foster communication of scientific issues to wider audiences. The work focuses upon the Sahel region of Africa and uses micromorphology samples from a field site in North East Nigeria subject to past extremes of environmental change over several millennia. The project itself is in the form of a gallery installation where members of the public are invited to engage with science issues and practice. The installation uses advanced visual image and sonic processing techniques to render in a novel form the information gained through image analysis of soil thin-sections. These image analysis data are used to inform the synthesis of sound, thereby forming a direct linkage between the soil micrograph displayed and sounds heard in the installation. The work invites the audience to reflect on the nature of these past communities and extremes of the environment they face. In this paper, the soil thin-section micromorphology images and other materials used; the construction of the installation and the success of the project are considered.en_UK
dc.publisherFachbereich Geowissenschaften/Geographie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurten_UK
dc.relationAdderley WP & Young M (2009) Soil Micromorphology in a New Context - the Science-Art Project "Ground-breaking: experience past landscapes in grains and pixels". Frankfurter Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Serie D Physische Geographie, 30, pp. 7-13.
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Frankfurter Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Band D by Fachbereich Geowissenschaften/Geographie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt.en_UK
dc.subjectSoil Micromorphologyen_UK
dc.subjectPublic Understanding of Scienceen_UK
dc.subjectImage analysisen_UK
dc.subjectData inspectionen_UK
dc.subjectSoil science in archaeology.en_UK
dc.subjectGeology Africaen_UK
dc.subjectLandscape changesen_UK
dc.subjectHuman settlementsen_UK
dc.titleSoil Micromorphology in a New Context - the Science-Art Project "Ground-breaking: experience past landscapes in grains and pixels"en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleFrankfurter Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Serie D Physische Geographieen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGoldsmiths College, University of Londonen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorAdderley, W Paul|0000-0001-5552-1696en_UK
local.rioxx.authorYoung, Michael|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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