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A lost long barrow rediscovered?

In a previous post, I described an initial survey which aimed to look for a lost long barrow near Sopley.  The barrow was apparently bulldozed by American troops in WW2 to make way for Winkton airfield.  The first survey took … Continue reading

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Searching for a lost long barrow

On a web page recording memories of Winkton airfield, near Sopley, there is the following reference to the blatant destruction of a barrow to support the war effort: “Apparently the site of the airfield contained an old burial mound, a … Continue reading

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Hampshire Field Club Proceedings available online

Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society have recently made their proceedings available online.  Volumes from 1920 to 2014 are available as PDFs, with links available on the main Hampshire Studies web page. Some highlights include: Edwardes 1927 Excavations at Armsley … Continue reading

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Gradiometer survey of second mound

We were extremely fortunate with the weather yesterday whilst carrying out further survey work on the second possible long barrow (see Promising results from second gradiometer survey).  Progress was slow due to barbed wire fences and hedges crossing the survey area, … Continue reading

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Promising results from second gradiometer survey

Last week we undertook our second gradiometer survey using the gradiometer loaned out by Bournemouth University as part of the LoCATE project.  The survey site was a second ploughed out mound about 200m north of the site of our first … Continue reading

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Lecture Series 2016-17

The first three lectures for the 2016-17 season have been announced on the AVAS website.  Follow this link to the Meetings page for details.  The talks represent an eclectic mix of subjects and geographical regions, from the Maya of Central America … Continue reading

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Successful first gradiometer survey

Last weekend a group of AVAS members undertook their first gradiometer survey using equipment borrowed from Bournemouth University.  The equipment is being lent out to local archaeological groups as part of a project called LoCATE (Local Community Archaeological Training and Equipment), … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Lidar data shows archaeological potential

The announcement earlier this year that the Environment Agency was to make its Lidar data freely available was welcomed by archaeologists, who are able to use the detailed terrain height data to add a new dimension to existing aerial photographs, … Continue reading

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AVAS members enjoy lecture

At the AVAS lecture for October, AVAS members were treated to a fascinating talk from Dave Fawcett, and expert in historic arms and armour.  In the first part of the talk, Dave talked about the intricate jostling for power among … Continue reading

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AVAS Lecture Series for 2015-16

The initial programme of talks in the AVAS 2015-16 lecture series has been announced on the meetings page on the main AVAS website.  Some talks later in the year are still to be confirmed, but the first few lectures look … Continue reading

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