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. Continue reading
Fieldwork is a major part of many archaeological projects, the Round Mounds Project is no exception. Although a lot of fun and a welcome break from being stuck behind a computer or in the lab, fieldwork can also be challenging and just plain old hard work.
In this week’s post, Kevin, our very own expert technician talks us through his experience of last week’s fieldwork trip to County Durham and East Yorkshire…
Although I spend most of my time working on “enterprise” (i.e. commercial) projects for the SAGES (School of Archaeology Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading) consultancy Quest, another key part of my job is to assist in fieldwork and laboratory work on research projects. So it’s not a 9-5 Monday to Friday job, which is why I spent my Saturday evening packing my bags and checking the weather forecast…
A key element of the Round Mounds Project is the use of minimally-intrusive techniques of archaeological investigation to uncover new information about large mounds in the English landscape. By using small-diameter boreholes we are able to obtain the information we need without having to resort to destructive and time-consuming excavation.
The power auger in action at Bramber Castle.
A few photos from our first fieldwork outing of the project!
Last week we collected cores and began the earthwork survey at two sites on the banks of the River Nene in Northamptonshire: Clifford Hill and Fotheringhay Castle.
The team at work at Fotheringhay.