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Geophysical surveys of Bury Walls hill fort, Shropshire.

Murdie, R. E. and White, R. H. and Barratt, G. and Gaffney, V. and Goulty, N. R. (2003) 'Geophysical surveys of Bury Walls hill fort, Shropshire.', Archaeological prospection., 10 (4). pp. 249-263.

Abstract

The hill fort of Bury Walls in Shropshire has been surveyed extensively by topographical and geophysical methods with the aims of recovering evidence for occupation, characterising the use of the hill fort and clarifying the chronological development of the site. Topographic surveys delineated the current extent of the fort and its massive fortifications. Resistance surveys showed several interesting features inside the fort, including extensive use of the geology to make flattened ledges in an otherwise quite uneven fort interior, a possible cross dyke, interior roads and traces of possible dwellings. Magnetic gradient surveys again showed clearly the possible cross dyke. Additional geophysical surveys attempted to define the depths of these features found in the resistance and magnetic gradient maps. This study, although not fully answering the original aims, provides a useful basis for future excavation.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Iron Age, Hill fort, Geophysical surveys, Topographical surveys, Shropshire.
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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/arp.216
Record Created:07 Jun 2010 12:05
Last Modified:08 Jun 2010 11:07

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