Category Spring Survey

Integrating Types of Archaeological Data – Dan’s Major Project

Dan Joyce, our trench supervisor for the 2013 summer field season last year, has written a blog post to summarise his major dissertation project. Dan studied the University of Southampton Masters in Archaeological Computing last year, which he completed at the end of 2013 (well done Dan from the Basing House team!!!)! Dan’s project looked […]

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 […]

Guest Post: Geophysics on Basingstoke Common – Clare Allen

Clare Allen has written a post updating us on her ongoing research for her Masters in Archaeological Surveying and Landscape major project. — The three weeks spent doing geophysics on the common were very eventful; from running away from cows to stomping down nettles. However, some very interesting results have been achieved, with a lot […]

Photos of the Dig

We’ve been adding all of our photos to the Flickr Group. It would be great to see all of the photos that you took while you were at Basing House, so if you have any pictures that you’d like to share, please consider adding them to the Flickr Group. Alternatively, you can share photos with […]

Guest Blog: Will Heard – Spring 2013 Survey Results Part 2

Last week we published a guest post from Will Heard, as a summary of the Spring Survey that the University of Southampton students carried out this April-May. Here is Will’s second and final blog post about the survey results. Thanks again to Will! — Basing House Spring Survey Part 2 by Will Heard, 2013 Will […]

Guest Blog: Will Heard – Spring 2013 Survey Results Part 1

As part of the Spring Survey that the University of Southampton students carried out this April-May, undergraduate Archaeology students who attended the fieldwork were asked to write a report summarising the survey data. One of the students that attended the Spring Survey, Will Heard, has written a summary of his report, and has kindly allowed […]

Spring Survey – Week 2 Review

The undergraduates have finished working at Basing House for this Spring, and we’ll be back on site in a few weeks to collect ┬ámore data for some of our postgraduate students who are using the site for various projects. This is the team from Week 2. I can’t believe how much ground these guys covered! […]

Basing House Survey Final Day – A rain check and some reflections

Originally posted on Kristian Strutt:
The second week of survey at Basing House finished on Friday in a spray of mud and rain, hailstones and inky cloud. What had promised to be a reasonable day quickly became unworkable, wet and cold. The teams set out for the final day of survey, focusing on completion of…

Basing House Survey, Day Four – Spring finally arrives!

Originally posted on Kristian Strutt:
We have had some really productive days on the second phase of survey at Basing House, with third year and postgraduate students from the University of Southamotin working hard, and carrying out resistance survey, magnetometry, GPR and magnetic susceptibility of the Old and New houses, and Civil War defences and…

Basing House Spring Survey – Week 2 Day One

Originally posted on Kristian Strutt:
After a few weeks out of the field, the staff and students from the University of Southampton arrived back at Basing House to start the geophysical survey component of the fieldwork. A mix of third year students from Archaeology and Oceanography, Erasmus students and postgraduates headed out to the site.…

Spring Survey Week One – Day Four

Today was a cold but very productive day up at Basing House. The student teams are getting faster at recording topography and have covered huge areas of the site. Surveying in the limits of the New House has been tricky as there are partial walls to try to identify. One of the student teams is […]

Spring Survey Week One – Day Three: by Kris Strutt

Originally posted on Kristian Strutt:
The third day of archaeological survey at Basing House is over, and the survey teams are really getting in to the swing of things. The two minibuses arrived at 9.20am, driving from sunny Southampton into mist and freezing temperatures around Basingstoke, ready for another exciting day at the site. Tim…

Spring Survey Week One – Day Two

Today was the second day on site for staff and students from the surveying module. ┬áThe weather was changeable (to say the least!), but the teams still managed to get almost a full day’s work in. We were all feeling confident as we arrived on site this morning, and the teams set up quickly and […]

Spring Survey Week One – Day One

This week 25 students and 8 staff are working at Basing House to carry out a topographic survey of the entire earthworks complex, and a building survey of the Old House and the Great Barn. Undergraduate and postgraduate Archaeology students have been hard at work, learning how to use total stations for surveying. We’re on […]

Preparing for the Spring Survey

This week some of the staff from the surveying modules for undergraduate Archaeology students visited Basing House to set out the grid for the planned survey work. As the site is so large, we spent some time working out where to put our pegs so that all of the teams of students would be able […]