Category Meet the Team

Interim Report 2014 – Finds

Finds Dr. Jude Jones, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton Introduction The summer season of 2014 concentrated on the reinvestigation of Lord Bolton’s late 19th-early 20th century excavations carried out in order to find the footprint of the New House built by William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester in the third quarter of the 16th century. […]

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Interim Report 2013 – Geophysical Survey

This Interim Report will soon be available as a PDF on the Hampshire County Council website for Basing House. The authors are: David Allen Gareth Beale Nicole Beale Chris Elmer Jude Jones Kristian Strutt Clare Allen Daniel Jones There are three posts that make up this report. The post below describes the excavation and recording […]

Interim Report 2013 – Finds

This Interim Report will soon be available as a PDF on the Hampshire County Council website for Basing House. The authors are: David Allen Gareth Beale Nicole Beale Chris Elmer Jude Jones Kristian Strutt Clare Allen Daniel Jones There are three posts that make up this report. The post below describes the excavation and recording […]

Last Year’s Finds and their Finders – Jude Jones

Jude Jones, our Finds Specialist, has written this fantastic post about the finds of 2013 and their finders.  Thanks Jude! Last Year’s Finds and their Finders On first viewing the Bothy,  I said to Gareth and Nicole Beale, our University of Southampton site directors, that one of the things a finds co-ordinator gets really excited […]

Guest Post: An Artist’s Perspective

— Peter Driver, our Artist-in-Residence, has written a piece reflecting on his experience of the excavation season. Thanks Peter! — I relished the opportunity to be artist-in-residence at the Basing House dig.  I  felt rather unqualified for the role, having no previous experience of archaeology, outside of TV documentaries. I didn’t even study History at […]

Guest Blog: Artist in Residence at Work

Peter Driver, our Artist-in-Residence has written posts at his blog about the work that he has been doing with us up at Basing House while we were excavating. Peter is part of the team that is working now to develop a travelling exhibition all about the excavation.  We’ll keep you updated with our plans here […]

Using Software to Synthesise Data

Dan has put together a few screenshots of some of the awesome things that he has been doing as part of his dissertation work for the Masters in Archaeological Computing. Dan’s dissertation topic is: How can modern computer software be used to create a comprehensive synthesis of information gained from archaeological sites, and what can […]

Portraits of Archaeologists

We had 57 people dig in our 1960s trenches over the previous three weeks. Many of them were snapped by me, our photographer Peter Wheeler, or by one of our Student Reporters, whilst we all photographed the various features, sections, postholes and finds. Not everyone was caught on camera, and these portraits are only a […]

Day 17 – A View from the Trench Edge – by Sophie, Jamie and Sam

On the penultimate day of the excavation Sophie took a few minutes out with a number of members of the excavation team to ask them about their views on the project and if it had met the aims set out at the start. Dave (Co-Director) “The dig has been very successful, in that we have […]

Meet the Team – Michael Davies

Michael worked with us on site in 2013. I’ll be attending between the 29th and the 31st to help out and work with Peter on making little prints, probably woodcuts and monoprints in response to the objects excavated at the site. My work has been of abstract landscapes as of late, so to explore treasures […]

Meet the Team – Dan Joyce

Dan was the student supervisor for the 2013 Summer fieldwork season 2013 interview: What will you be doing at Basing House? Supervising some diggers and experiment with some random recording methods. What you are hoping to experience at Basing House? Some exciting archaeology and a slight rest from dissertation writing. What’s the unique thing that […]

Meet the Team – Chris Elmer

What will you be doing at Basing House? Basing House is open to the public on most days when the excavation is taking place and so we thought it would be worth providing some activities for visitors to get involved in which help to explain the site and archaeology in general. I will be leading […]

Meet the Team – Kris Strutt

What will you be doing at Basing House? Hopefully some survey, geophysics, and exploring the amazing landscape of the area. What you are hoping to experience at Basing House? A good, strong, eclectic team of people doing what they do best. What’s the unique thing that attracts you to Basing House? The amazing archaeology, and […]

Meet the Team – Lizzie Richley

Lizzie was on site with us at Basing House in 2013. What you are going to be doing at Basing House? I am going to be heading up the geophysics and survey work undertaken during the project and will be teaching the techniques as well as discussing the importance of these techniques in archaeology and […]

Meet the Team – Adam Chapman

What will you be doing at Basing House? Hopefully, what I’ll be doing at Basing is to try and relate some of the historical accounts to what we can see on the ground and to provide some historical context to the archaeology, particularly with regard to the period before the Civil Wars. What you are […]

Meet the Team – Dave Allen

Dave’s Biography Dave began his digging career in Wales, working on Iron Age hillforts at the Breiddin and Moel y Gaer, and a range of sites in the BrenigValley.  Forays into England included Gussage All Saints and a season at Hambledon Hill.  He also fitted in four years fieldwork in his native Buckinghamshire. He has […]

Meet the Team – Nicole Beale

What will you be doing at Basing House? I am lucky to be one of the co-directors of the project. I worked at Basing House a couple of years ago, helping with the Heritage Lottery Funded project, and I have been dying to return to the site, and to work again with the excellent Hampshire […]

Meet the Team – Peter Driver

Peter was the Artist in Residence at Basing House for the 2013 fieldwork season. What you are going to be doing at Basing House? I will be ‘Artist in Residence’ during the excavation. I am not certain yet about what kind of work I will make in response to the project. I imagine it will involve […]

Meet the Team – Jude Jones

What will you be doing at Basing House? I’ll be managing finds and training students in finds processing. I also hope to be able to assist Gareth in archive digitisation. What you are hoping to experience at Basing House? I specialise in early modern archaeology and have done various analyses of local Tudor, Stuart and […]

Meet the Team – Gareth Beale

What will you be doing at Basing House? As well as helping to manage the every day running of the excavation I am also going to be responsible for high tech digital recording. I am going to be showing people how we use high tech recording technologies such as RTI, photogrammetry and laser scanning in […]