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ABINGDON ARCHAEOLOGICAL GEOPHYSICS

 

 

 

                                                               ROMAN VILLA 

We did a survey for a landowner who had been alerted to the possibility of Roman remains being on his land by a metal detectorist.

He asked us to do a survey to see if we could detect anything.

Fortunately the ironstone geology was very responsive to magnetometry and we appear to have located a large, unexcavated site which could be a courtyard villa. It may be best left preserved and unexcavated as to excavate it properly would cost too much.

Roman villa magnetometry survey

Roman villa magnetometry

Roman villa magnetometer survey

Note how the different clipping levels affect the remains which can be seen, some being best for areas of burning and others for garden features. People doing X rays in hospitals have done different processing depending on which parts of the body they are interested in for many years but few Archaeological geophysics reports have a range of greyscale plots.