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Geophysics training sessions: Castle Hill, Almondbury, Huddersfield August 2012

posted 13 Aug 2012, 03:22 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 3 Sep 2012, 03:15 ]
Archaeologists have been carrying out a detailed survey at Castle Hill, and now’s your chance to find out what they’ve discovered.

Sessions will be held so that anyone with an interest in Castle Hill’s past can view geophysical maps (similar to X-ray images) which give an idea of what might be hidden beneath the surface.

Come along to learn about geophysical surveys, look at the maps that have been created and see the specialist equipment in action.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance – so if you’re interested, don’t delay…

Monday August 13: 10.30am – Introduction to geophysical surveys for experienced amateur archaeologists. The session will last well into the afternoon (around four hours) and participants will require strong footwear and a full set of waterproofs, plus a packed lunch. Participants must have some knowledge and experience of archaeology. To book ring 07967 040378 or 07817 852351, or email countryside.unit@kirklees.gov.uk

Thursday, August 16: 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Using 21st Century technology to look into the history of Castle Hill. Short sessions aimed at anyone with an interest in archaeology, history and the countryside. To book see details above

Thursday, August 30: 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Using 21st Century technology to look into the history of Castle Hill. To book see details above. 

at Castle Hill, Huddersfield

Find out about geophysical surveys as used in the popular archaeology programme “Time Team” and recent discoveries about the history of Castle Hill. These short sessions are aimed at anyone with an interest in archaeology, history and the countryside – no previous experience or specialist knowledge is required. Places are limited. To book for one of these 4 sessions, please telephone Castle Hill on 07967 040378 or 07817 852351, or email: countryside.unit@kirklees.gov.uk

There is also an introduction to geophysical surveys for experienced amateur archaeologists on Monday 13th August 2012 from 10.30am to 3pm.

The history of human activity on Castle Hill goes back over 4,000 years. The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897.


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