On the 6th Day of Christmas…

The competition gave to me …

two ‘geofizzing’ students,

          a  snow covered Castle Hill,  a sweeping digger in the snow,  a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.


Helen Goodchild submitted this photo of two University of York students carrying out geophysical survey training in the snow. Dedicated or what!

Related resources

Geophysics is a fabulous non-destructive tool in the archaeologist’s toolkit. See Brown at al. Making Place for a Viking Fortress for an archaeological and geophysical reassessment of the Viking settlement at Aggersborg, Denmark.

ADS also hosts English Heritage’s Geophysical Survey Database. The English Heritage Geophysical Survey Database was created in 1995 to provide a publically accessible index of all the geophysical surveys of archaeological sites undertaken by English Heritage. So why not see if a survey has been carried out on a site near you!