Report number: 46/1995



Title CAESAR'S CAMP, WINDSOR FOREST, BERKS., REPORT ON GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, 1995
Summary A survey of about 2ha of this Iron Age hillfort was conducted after the removal of dense pine needle litter and surface vegetation from a trial area within its interior. The aim of this clearance was to facilitate the reinstatement of the original heathland environment that thrived on the site prior to its utilisation for commercial afforestation during the 1950s. An archaeological evaluation, through both geophysical survey (reported upon here) and subsequent hand excavated test-pits, was requested to aid the interpretation of the monument and to amplify the results of a topographic survey conducted in 1989 by RCHME. Despite the particularly quiet response encountered, the magnetometer survey has successfully indicated the presence of a number of potentially significant anomalies. The most obvious of these, a ditch-type anomaly inside the W ramparts, concurs with the location of linear earthworks identified during the topographic survey. The significance of a scatter of discrete pit-type anomalies is difficult to ascertain and the interpretation of these results will, no doubt, be clarified by the availability of subsequent test-pit evaluation data.
Series AML Reports (New Series)
Pages 7
Authors
  • Linford, N T
Keywords Geophysical Survey ,  Magnetic Susceptibility ,  Magnetometer
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