Geophysics with Worcestershire YAC
In October 2016, intrepid members of Worcestershire YAC had a go at geophysics. Club leader Paul Hudson explains what they got up to...
Geophysics is something we've been trying to do for a long time, so we jumped at the chance to have a go!
We went to Spetchley Park near Worcester. We were trying to find evidence of the original house, which was burnt down in 1651. The exact location is not certain!
The wonderful people at South Worcestershire Archaeological Group brought their resistivity meter and they helped our members have a go. Resistivity measures the resistance to an electrical current between two probes in the soil. Walls and buried features have high resistance, and pits and ditches have low resistance. Check out the geophysics plot in the picture gallery below; one of the black stripes in our geophysics plot might be a culvert or drain.
Spetchley Park is a lovely place, and in between goes with the resistivity meter, some of the members also had a look round some of the historic features in the gardens too.
Blog by Paul Hudson, Worcestershire YAC leader
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