Anyone new to this blog or geophysics in archaeology is recommended to read the material on the “Geophysical survey in archaeology” page.
I did consider using antepenultimate again, but I thought you might think me pretentious…
Everyone worked extremely hard today. Mike and Jim on the GPR finished yesterday’s block and managed another 40x40m grid square. No easy task over the long grass and thistles. Ruth, Dave and Julia completed five earth resistance squares, including two that had to be done in two parts and joined together in the software later due to an inconvenient hedge! Good job everybody, and many thanks.
Here is the Earth Resistance survey, both normal, high-pass filtered, and the magnetometry data from the same area.
I hate to say it, but our five squares, including the two annoying partials, appear to lie between the buildings along the road to the north of the hedge line, and to the north of the buildings we found yesterday. We do, however, have a nice tidy area surveyed now. We couldn’t have left quite such a silly hole in our survey data. Tomorrow we head north to survey along the northern edge of the block we did last year.
The first block of GPR data from today was a continuation of yesterday’s
Nothing very exciting jumps out from the plots, although there are some things to check out. Slice 6 (second from top on left) has a strange upside-down M shaped feature (in black) and slice 8 (bottom-left) has something semi- or sub-circular near the northern edge.
How about the second block?
Not a great deal there either. Sorry guys!
Tomorrow sees the GPR crew filling-in an odd gap between last year’s survey and this years. The plus side is that the mag shows lots of buildings, so tomorrow’s results ought to be much more interesting!
Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard in the sun today. Just two more days.