Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Learning Archaeology

On the Commandery site today, I have been learning how to use a theodolite, a surveying instrument used to find levels, angles and heights. There's a piece explaining it on Learning Archaeology. A lot of shovelling, barrowing and brushing surfaces too. And a visit to the star turn of this project: what seems to be the remains of a very substantial mediaeval chapel. I will try and get some pictures at the weekend.

2 comments:

laura said...

YAAAY!
FANTASTIC!
Laura

John Stafford said...

Thanks for your enthusiasm. I've added some more today, getting technical. Fortunately I don't have be an official county council mouthpiece, so I can get things wrong with impunity. Please feel free to let your colleagues know I would like their comments too!
John