Drawing Earthwork Plans

On Friday we took our third year undergraduate students back to the site they surveyed in June as part of their field course – a medieval moat within an ancient wood in south Norfolk.

The earthworks of the moat, and of its outer enclosure (above) were much clearer to see now that the blanket of dogs mercury has disappeared!

This gave the students the opportunity to work on their earthwork plans of the site, adding in extra details that were not easy to spot in June.

They will spend the next few weeks learning how to produce earthwork plans, before moving on to concentrate on their research projects about the history of the site. A group trip to the Norfolk Record Office this week to look at the historic maps of the wood will hopefully help to get them started!

There are more photos of the summer field course on our Flickr photostream.

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Author: UEA Landscape History

Landscape historians based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia.

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