Historic Landscapes Survey 3 Geophysical Survey

Ref: C3675360

Continuing the practical exploration and recording of a complex area of ancient earthworks near Kilnsey, this day will focus on setting up earth resistance and magnetic surveys to support earthwork recording. Students will learn how to use equipment and how to ensure that different surveys can be integrated at a later stage. While attendance at the other survey days will be helpful, it is not an essential requirement.

Course aim

To provide basic training and develop skills in conducting geophysical surveys on ancient sites

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate basic skills in setting out survey controls and grids.
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of how to set up and operate geophysical survey equipment
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of how to carry out earth resistance and magnetic surveys

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • You will need to bring full, effective waterproofs, strong footwear and a packed lunch; in order to operate the magnetic survey equipment you will need to be as metal-free as possible (no eyelets on boots, zips, watches, credit cards etc)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course information sheet

Historic Landscapes Survey 3 Geophysical Survey

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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