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Geophysics on Site

Geophysics on Site

It was super to welcome back the University of Winchester to Horris Hill for the second geophysical survey by a student from their Archaeology Department. Previously it was a resistivity survey and now it was the turn of magnetometry. This is the technique of measuring and mapping patterns of magnetism in the soil. Ancient activity leaves magnetic traces that can show up and give us an image of sub-surface archaeology. The focus this time has been on Top Field.
A previous survey from the University of Reading took in the area of the Common and highlighted activity associated with the finds we had excavated there.


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