Author Archives: Mike Gill

The route of a Roman Road in Wiltshire rediscovered?

We have recently been doing some survey work on long barrows near Chettle in Dorset. In this area, the Lidar data shows clear evidence of the Roman road from Badbury Rings to Kingston Deverill, and on to Bath. Whilst reviewing … Continue reading

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Reverse engineering a 1970s geophysics survey of Lake Farm Roman Fort, Wimborne, Dorset

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Ancient Monuments Laboratory undertook geophysics surveys with pioneering fluxgate magnetometer equipment. This was before there was access to personal computers, and results were plotted directly onto line trace plots. For the first time, buried … Continue reading

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Survey of a long barrow on Cranborne Chase

We have just completed the report on a small geophysics survey we did of a Neolithic long barrow, Gussage St Michael 10, East Dorset.  It is now a low ploughed out mound situated on the same ridge as a number … Continue reading

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Report on the survey of possible long barrow at Sopley

We have just completed the report on the survey we did at Sopley, near Bransgore, in September 2017, where we were looking for the lost site of a long mound, supposed to be a long barrow (burial mound).  The report … Continue reading

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Interactive 3D Lidar models in Sketchfab

Getting 3D models of Lidar data from QGIS onto a model sharing site such as Sketchfab used to be a hassle, with a number of steps as described here:  https://github.com/mike-gill/qgis2sketchfab All this has changed with the 3.x release of QGIS.  The … Continue reading

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AVAS BBQ 2018

It was perfect weather for the annual AVAS BBQ last night, and we had a great turnout.  Thanks to Vanessa and Rachel and family for preparing the fantastic spread of food, and to Mark for providing the great riverside location.  … Continue reading

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AVAS Newsletter

A selection of past issues of the AVAS newsletter are now available on the main AVAS website.  They can be accessed on the AVAS Newsletter page.

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Re-visualising a long barrow near Old Sarum

A few weeks ago I was walking around the ramparts of Old Sarum hillfort when I spotted the cropmarks of a long barrow, and adjacent ring ditches, in one of the fields to the north of Old Sarum.  These cropmarks … Continue reading

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Members Evening – Flint!

We are hoping for a good attendance at our members evening on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.  Steve and Chrissie have kindly offered to host an evening of flint!  They are going to bring along examples of flint tools, allow us … Continue reading

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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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