The site of Old Sarum is located in Wiltshire some 3km to the north of Salisbury in the Avon Valley. The monument, includes a multivallate Iron Age hillfort with evidence of Romano-British occupation and documentary evidence of a Saxon burh and mint. The site was rebuilt as a royal motte and bailey castle including a cathedral and bishop's palace and extra-mural settlement.
The objective of the survey project is to provide an opportunity for training of archaeology students from the University of Southampton undertaking survey and geophysical survey modules of study, to produce new and extensive data for Old Sarum and its immediate environs using non-intrusive techniques of prospection, and topographical survey methods to map the extant archaeological remains. The aims of the survey would be:
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