SUMO’s Dr John Gater recently ventured on holiday to the Mediterranean, a short break away from Yorkshire and Real Ale. Whilst wondering around the local archaeological remains John noticed the abundance of highly visible utility services. Features that would typically require specialised survey equipment to identify, were in plain sight. In many instances, they were actually above the ground.
The possible application of geophysical techniques is vast. In our experience however, it is generally thought that geophysics is reserved for application to heritage sites or areas containing archaeology only. However, there is a much wider use for these techniques including Civil Engineering, as detailed below.
What does The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Morning Glory by Oasis, the sound of the dial-up modem and the SIR3 radar system all have in common? They were all things that helped to make the 1990’s. We asked SUMO Directors Dr. John Gater and Peter Barker to take a trip down memory lane and look back at their 'old' geophysical equipment. After this, we began to see how far geophysics technology has come since.
Not sure of the difference between standard GPR and High-Density GPR? We asked SUMO Geophysics Directors Dr. John Gater and Simon Haddrell to discuss the differences between the techniques and how these can be applied to varying sites.
Archaeologists from Leicester University confirmed that the human remains found under a council car park in Leicester were those of Richard III. The last Plantagenet King of England.
History records that after being killed during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Richard III's body was buried in a nearby Franciscan friary. This friary was subsequently destroyed and the exact location of the burial site remained a mystery. This was until August 2012 when member of the Richard III Society, founder of the Leicester Dig Project and Screenwriter Philippa Langley commissioned a search team to peruse the lost King's remains...