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Godley Bridge Survey Surrey Archaeological Monitoring of Seismic Ground Testing

Champness, Carl (2010) Godley Bridge Survey Surrey Archaeological Monitoring of Seismic Ground Testing. Project Report. OASouth. (Unpublished)




On 26th May 2010 Oxford Archaeology undertook a field impact assessment of geotechnical seismic survey investigations upon the potential archaeological resource at two trial locations north-east of Haslemere, Surrey. The investigation was undertaken in advance of, and to inform, a programme of geotechnical prospecting within the surrounding landscape. The survey utilised a 200g explosive charge buried 2 m deep into the underlying sediments. Controlled archaeological excavation and sampling of the discharged explosive at two locations established that these had a localised impact upon the surrounding sediment and that this was unlikely to significantly affect any archaeological remains. The explosive force created blast craters with diameters of c 0.65 m surrounded by areas of sediment compaction. The localised outcrops of ironstone found within the Weald Clay Formation were found to be resilient to the impacts of the blast. ©

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Surrey
Period > None
ID Code:288
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 09:51
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:32

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