Paxcroft, Hilperton, Wiltshire: Report on Geophysical Surveys, May and September 2014

Author(s): Paul Linford, Andy Payne, Neil Linford, Zoe Edwards

A vehicle towed caesium magnetometer survey was conducted over an area of 27.5ha covering a range of probable Iron Age to Roman enclosed settlements at Paxcroft Farm, Hilperton, Wiltshire, recorded through the initial aerial photographic phase of the National Archaeological Identification Survey (NAIS) Lowland Pilot Project: West Wiltshire (A350 corridor). More limited earth resistance survey (0.9ha) was carried out during the preliminary phase of magnetometer coverage, in advance of an excavation within the southern oval enclosure. The geophysical surveys successfully clarified the extent and layout of the plough levelled enclosure remains, resolving some confusion between geological and archaeological responses that had hindered the interpretation of the aerial photographic evidence.

Report Number:
9/2015
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
8
Keywords:
Caesium Vapour Earth Resistance Geophysical Survey Iron Age Magnetometer Roman Field System Enclosure Trackway Ridge and Furrow

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