News & Projects
The last few weeks has seen several successful surveys using the Geoscan MSP25 resistivity cart with additional gradiometer for the collection of simultaneous magnetic data. High resolution datasets have provided detail over two Roman sites with data captured through brambles in woodland where GNSS linked cart data and handheld surveying would have been impossible.
Unsurprisingly, the village of Castle Combe in Wiltshire owes part of its name to an unusual motte and bailey castle situated on a spur of limestone close to the village. Although no excavation has taken place at the site, it is generally thought that most of the earthworks and masonry date to the 'anarchy period' of the twelfth century.
During fieldwork carried out in the parish of Pillerton Priors in Warwickshire, a high status Roman building was located. The villa is an important find in the region where few high status Roman sites are known.
A complex basin of coal known as the Bristol Coalfield underlies the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire at its northern end whilst the southern portion underlies northern parts of Somerset including Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Nailsea.
The Edgehill Project was set up by a group of keen archaeologists, historians and ecologists in 1995 in order to better understand settlement and land-use in an area of south Warwickshire close to the Edgehill escarpment. Fieldwalking was carried out over a large area within the parishes of Tysoe and Pillerton Priors, in addition geophysics and airphoto analysis were undertaken.