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The mag team were in wheel spinning mode today. In other words, it was partial madness. For logistical reasons I don’t have the mag this evening to download the data, so it’ll be a magfest on Sunday.
The GPR team completed its usual 80 x 40m block today, although the steep slope made it harder work than usual. Figure 2 shows the time slices.
Although we don’t have any clear exciting buildings we have picked-up the line of two roads running at right angles. We’ll get the junction tomorrow. the NW–SE road shows best in slice 6 (Figure 2, second row, first slice), and the SW–NE road in slices 4 and 5. Figures 3 and 4 show these two slices in context.
The 1955 ditch also seems to show in some slices, e.g., in Figure 3. The western end of the aqueduct as seen in Wednesday’s slice clearly has a complicated relationship with the 1955 ditch. At some point I need to look at the radargrams too.
Tomorrow’s block across the road junction will be interesting to see. Junctions are usually prime locations for structures, but there is nothing much showing in the mag data. Fingers crossed!
The next update will be on Sunday as Ellen and I will be at a family wedding tomorrow.