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February 2019

Snow has defeated our surveying again.

With 25cm of snow, 1.5m drifts we were going nowhere!

We recorded -16C at 6am on Sunday 3rd Feb despite the Met Office lowest of -10C in Oxfordshire.

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World of Work Day
My day of work with Archaeological Surveys LTD carrying out a ground penetrating RADAR survey.
Posted on 12 February 2019
Early settlement at Tysoe, Warwickshire.
Magnetometry undertaken at Tysoe, Warwickshire in 2017 and 2018 has revealed further evidence for extensive Romano-British and prehistoric settlement. Several sites previously identified by fieldwalking in the 1990s, and geophysics in 2010/2011, were chosen for additional wide area magnetometry survey. The results indicate numerous enclosures, field systems and track ways surrounding core settlement areas. The complexity of many of the sites infers long periods of settlement, possibly from the Bronze Age to the end of the Roman period.
Posted on 12 January 2019
Magnetometry with Sensys FGM650 gradiometers. Archaeological Surveys director David Sabin considers the benefits of using fixed tension band gradiometers, particularly for cart-based surveys.
Posted on 09 January 2019
The Stonehenge Chubb Centenary Day July 8th 2018
The Stonehenge Chubb Centenary Day, at Shrewton near Stonehenge, included several cricket matches between teams of archaeologists and Shrewton village. Cecil Chubb, born at Shrewton and a cricketer for the village, bought Stonehenge at auction in 1915 and gifted the monument to the nation in 1918. The cricket matches were played in good spirit with some of the archaeologists dressing for the period.
Posted on 26 July 2018
East Kennett Long Barrow
A geophysical survey was undertaken within a single arable field at East Kennett Manor Farm near Marlborough, at the request of landowners Mr and Mrs James Cameron. The survey was carried out over the site of a scheduled bowl barrow, 200m east of East Kennett long barrow forming part of a barrow cemetery (Monument No: 1014036 (SM 28103)) under the Environmental Stewardship Higher Level Scheme, which aims to protect the underlying archaeology within the field.
Posted on 01 May 2014
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