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Research project: Netley Abbey survey project

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This project was carried out in conjunction with English Heritage in order to provide a practical, intensive survey experience for second-year students taking the Archaeological Survey and Recording course and third year students taking the Geophysical Survey course. This experience built on and reinforced skills and tasks already introduced in the classroom environment.

Students gained valuable experience using state of the art surveying equipment, such the Leica TC(R) 407 Total Station. This was used in conjunction with CAD software to produce a plan of the Abbey and surrounding grounds, and vertical elevations of some of the Abbey buildings. Students also learnt how to set up a site grid, which was used as the basis for a geophysical survey (magnetometry and resistivity) undertaken by third-year students. The data from these surveys (topographic and geophysical) was collated with the students own background research on the site to produce a final report as part of their assessed work.

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Archaeological Prospection Service of Southampton (APSS)
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