Fieldwork 2015 -photos

A selection of photos from this Autumn’s fieldwork season… Hard work, but good fun!

Our fieldwork began in earnest in mid September with work at two sites in Northamptonshire, Clifford Hill and Fotheringhay, and ran on until mid November when we drilled the motte at Wallingford Castle.

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One of the first cores of the season being removed from the chamber at Clifford Hill.

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Elaine setting up the survey gear, Clifford Hill.

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Elaine surveying the top of the motte, Fotheringhay.

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The team at work at Fotheringhay.

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An intriguing core being inspected at Hamstead Marshall

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Recording the position of the borehole, Hamstead Marshall

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The tree-covered motte at Bramber Castle

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Some of the upstanding structural remains at Bramber

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But it wasn’t all hard work!

 

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We still found time to hang around!

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The Mount, Lewes

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Autumn sunshine at Lewes

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Berkhamsted

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Team bonding in spite of the bad weather at Berkhamsted

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Drilling at Brinklow

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Subtle changes in the profile of the motte at Brinklow

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Bishopton

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The motte at Bishopton emerging from the fog.

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Taking a break at Skipsea.

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Earthwork survey at Skipsea.

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Wallingford

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Members of The Wallingford History and Archaeology Society, Prof. Martin Bell (Reading) and this year’s MSc Environmental Archaeology students come to visit us working at our final site of the year, Wallingford.

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