The first of our Landscape History Workshops with Tees Archaeology got underway today with great attendance at the Skelton Methodist Church. After exploring reconstructiong a large 3 D geological model of the Cleveland area, Skeltons’ geological past , when the weather was positively tropical, was explored. We started the hands on workshop sessions by looking at changes to the landscape through the use of historical maps. The impact of the ironstone industry on the landscape was particularly evident. Participants then looked at the evidence for change form aerial photographs and information from the Historic Environment Record. Participants got the opportunity to handle various artefacts from Tees Arcaheology’s collection. At the end of the day participants were challenged to use LIDAR images of the Boroughgate area of Skelton and become archaeologists examining the evidence for an abandoned medieval village and deciding where to excavate. An excellent day was had by all!