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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 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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.
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Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Surrey
Period > None
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 09:51
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 14:32
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/288

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