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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 […]