Cave tour offers chance to meet York experts

Wemyss Caves
Wemyss Caves

Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society is currently playing host to digital archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust.

The team is visiting to complete the data collection for the visualisation project.

The pilot project was carried out in Jonathan’s Cave in November 2013, resulting in the Wemyss Caves 4D website – – which was highly commended at the British Archaeology Awards last year.

It is now being rolled out to the rest of the caves, and involves the use of laser scanning and special photographic techniques to capture the contours of the caves and the detail of the ancient carvings.

As part of this, the Society is hosting a special open day this Sunday between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to give visitors the opportunity to join a cave tour, on which they will see the specialists at work and have the opportunity to speak to them.

There may also be a chance to look at some of the first results from this phase of the work.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tours meet in the Basement Suite of East Wemyss Primary School.

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