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

D Bescoby, W Bowden, PN Chroston

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalArchaeological Prospection
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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