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Bourne Hall test pitting and open day

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Surrey Archaeological Society is running not one, but two community archaeology test pitting events in 2019 in Epsom and Ewell! 


On Saturday 25th May, there will be an open day (11:00-16:00) at Bourne Hall, where anyone can come along and have a try at digging, sieving or helping to process the finds. The day will include activities with Roman legionaries, as well as finds from previous digs, so do come along and see what’s going on!

Free for all - open to all ages

GIMP (Free Image Editor) course

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Led by Elvin Mullinger (SyAS), these will be offered as two-part courses (introduction and advanced) with a choice of two different dates. Introduction courses will be from 10:00-14:00 and on either Friday 5 April or Saturday 13 April. The advanced follow-up course will run from 10:00-16:00 and be either Tuesday 16 April or Saturday 4 May. The venue is at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE). 

Snuffler and geophysics processing course

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Led by Carl Raven (Liss Archaeology), this one-day course will take place on Friday 29 March from 10:00-15:00 at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE). 
This is a detailed overview introductory course on using the free Snuffler geophysics software for processing of both magnetometry and resistivity data, but will also cover theory and methods in undertaking geophysical surveys.

Leatherhead test pitting (and open day)

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There will be three weekends for the community to get involved in the test pitting programme at Leatherhead, centred this year around Rowhurst and Teazle Wood, to take place over the first three weekends of May. All test pitting will be in the grounds of either Rowhurst or adjacent Teazle Wood, with Rowhurst serving as a meeting point.

On Monday 6th May, we will be holding an open day event, where the community can simply show up with no prior booking. Activities will be available for children especially, including Saxon re-enactors.

Survey training course at Gibbet Hill, Hindhead

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Working with both the National Trust team at Hindhead and Liss Archaeology, this two-day course will provide training in walkover survey and metal-detecting whilst undertaking an initial component of an on-going research project at Gibbet Hill, the Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead to locate the site of the former RAF tower masts, one of which was sadly responsible for the crash of the US Air Force Curtis 46D in June 1945.  

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