Tuesday 31 March, 10am - 3pm, Wednesday 1 April, 10am - 3pm and Thursday 2 April, 10am - 3pm
Salisbury Museum in conjunction with Southampton University is proud to offer an opportunity to participate in modern archaeological survey at Hudson’s Field, beneath Old Sarum. Variously known as geophysical prospection, archaeological geophysics - or just ‘geophys’ - non-intrusive methods of sensing what lies beneath the surface provide invaluable information to the modern archaeologist. Adult learners will have an opportunity to learn, alongside archaeology students, a number of techniques in field classes led by technical experts, Dominic Barker and Dr Kris Strutt. For a brief introduction to geophysics in archaeology see: https://historicengland.org.uk/research/methods/terrestrial-remote-sensing/geophysical-survey/
The research programme by Southampton has already revealed much of the plan of the lost medieval city of Old Sarum. We already have a good idea of its street plan, the location of main public buildings, defences and even where its market place was probably located. This is a taster session in advance of a new archaeology course starting at the museum on 22 April (tickets will go on sale from mid-March), ‘A Tale of Two Cities: Sarum Old and New'. The course will be led by professional archaeologists and local historians, with a mix of lectures, field work and laboratory experience in partnership with Southampton University and Wessex Archaeology. The aim is to reach an understanding of both the old and new settlement, and the relationship between the two.
Meet at the Pavilion, Hudson's Field - To get to Hudson’s field see: DIRECTIONS FOR MEETING Click on the image and it gives larger map for the central area. Park in Stratford Road, south of double bend, or in side streets. Opposite entrance for Hudson’s Field. Go through gate following path marked by black line. You will see the pavilion on your right before black line turns to the left. For ontact details on the day, click here INSTRUCTIONS
NB Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring your own food and refreshments
Booking is essential, as places are limited to 5 each day.