applying auditory archaeology to historic landscape characterisation
  study area   samples   sound maps   historic sources  

Levant Mine, West Penwith, Cornwall
Guidelines for using these web pages

These web pages have been tested using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 on Microsoft Windows XP platform.

Each page has a Home page link on the right-hand side and links at the top as detailed below:
  • Home: takes you to the welcome page where the report can be downloaded.
  • Study Area: enables you to access maps of the study area, the HLC types in the study area, the target sample grid and the survey points.
  • Samples: enables you to access all data related to each sample recording taken at the survey points via a map with blue triangle hotspots.
  • Sound maps: enables you to access all the sound maps (raster grids) generated using GIS.
  • Historic Sources: enables you to access the historic sources collated during this project.

Sample pages

Each individual sample page accessed from the interactive map has the same layout. They each include a localised map exported from the GIS (with OS 1:10,000 base mapping) with a red circle -towards the centre of the map- indicating the target and a blue triangle showing the actual point where the sample recording was made.

Below the map are image thumbnails that allow you to access the photographs (JPEG format) associated with the sample.

Below the image thumbnails are hotlinks to media files:
  • Recording launches the associated MP3 file of the sample recording.
  • Movie 1 (and sometimes Movie 2) launches the associated movie file (AVI format).
  • Survey & Analysis launches the associated spreadsheet (MS Excel format with one worksheet tab containing survey details and the other tab containing analysis data. The tabs are in the bottom left-hand corner of the spreadsheet).

Notes on accessing multimedia files

All image thumbnails are designed to launch the appropriate JPEG file in a separate browser window. Depending on your browser set-up and screen resolution, these may require re-sizing to view the image at its full extent. Close the new browser after viewing the image to return to the sample page.

MP3 files will launch in a multimedia player, such as Windows Media Player or Real Player, depending on your set-up. In some PC set-ups for security reasons you may be asked whether you prefer to open the file or save it. It is simplest to open the file and it will then play in your designated media player. Any MP3 file can be saved to hard drive if preferred.

Movie (AVI files) will play in your designated media player. Again you may be asked if you wish to open or save the file; choose open. Note that all video files have accompanying sound and many of them are loud and muffled due to the strong winds present when the movie clips were made.

Spreadsheet (MS Excel) files will launch in a new browser window and display as if in Microsoft Excel. If asked if you wish to open or save the file, choose open. After viewing the spreadsheet, and when closing the new browser window, you may be asked if you want to save changes; choose no and return to the sample page.

These web pages were designed and constructed by Steve Mills.
All sound recordings, images, movies, maps and text © Steve Mills unless otherwise stated.
Historic Landscape Characterisation mapping reproduced under licence from Cornwall County Council.
Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 and 1:25,000 base mapping reproduced under licence from Cornwall County Council.

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