Magnetic survey at venta icenorum, Caistor St Edmund: Survey strategies and initial results

Bescoby, D, Bowden, W and Chroston, PN (2009) Magnetic survey at venta icenorum, Caistor St Edmund: Survey strategies and initial results. Archaeological Prospection, 16 (4). pp. 287-291. ISSN 1099-0763

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Abstract

This short report summarizes two seasons of magnetic surveying at the Roman town of Venta Ice-norum at Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk. Survey strategies have been developd utilizing caesium vapour magnetometers mounted on a wheeled platform with a global positioning system to map former areas of settlement and their immediate hinterlands. There sulting survey system has enabled therapid collection of high-resolution magnetic data over an area of 30 ha, providing a detailed magnetic map of the former town. Details of the system configuration and survey strategy are described and data from the survey presented.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 10:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24272
DOI: 10.1002/arp.363

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