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Snuffler and geophysics processing course


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


There will be four days of further test pitting and trial trenching at Leatherhead, centred this year around Rowhurst and Teazle Wood, to take place in late October.

Digging will require advanced booking, as members of the Society and those from the local community will have a more in-depth opportunity to dig, sieve and process finds. To book and for queries, please contact outreach@surreyarchaeology.org.uk.

**Please note, this portion of the test pitting programme is for adults only**

Survey training course at Gibbet Hill, Hindhead


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.  

QGIS course - QGIS for archaeology


Led by Simon Miles, this one-day course will provide a more advanced overview to the uses of QGIS (a free and open source GIS application) for archaeological purposes. It will build upon the previous Introduction to GIS and QGIS workshops, but attending that course is not a prerequisite of attending this one. 

Using actual site data, combined with a series of Open-Data sources we will explore how to use QGIS. We will look at pre excavation tasks such as geophysics, field walking and site grids, as well as post excavation find plotting, digitising of trenches and georeferencing. 

Monument condition assessment training course - Hatchlands


This new two-day course is led by Tom Dommett, regional archaeologist for the National Trust, who is responsible for ensuring that archaeological sites on National Trust land are monitored continually to help inform conservation work, identify problems early, and ensure sites are preserved for future generations to enjoy. Once trained, volunteers will hopefully continue to visit and monitor sites throughout the year, taking photographs

QGIS course - Introduction to GIS and QGIS for archaeology


Led by Simon Miles, this one-day course will provide an introduction to the uses of GIS and QGIS for archaeological purposes. It is intended for newcomers to the key concepts and capabilities of the programme. Topics covered will include:

What is GIS?
Core principles of GIS
What is QGIS and why use  it?
Setup and install QGIS
Learning the basics of QGIS
(Loading, Styling and Editing data)
Finding Data


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