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Geophysical Surveys

Some years ago the group built an earth resistivity meter, commonly known as geophys equipment. The equipment uses ground resistivity measurements to map patterns in the ground.

The equipment is new to the group and a team is still experimenting to learn best practice and how to interpret the results.

As the group can only dig small trial pits by hand, the probability of locating important features in the ground at a dig site is very sensitive to where we decide to site the pits.

We are therefore hoping we can build up a body of knowledge with this equipment which will enable the group to use the geophys results along side the other methods of using old maps, aerial photography and topography to site the trial pits and so improve the likelihood of revealing archaeology.