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Geophysical Survey at Mount Pleasant Henge

Neil Linford, Paul Linford et Andrew Payne
p. 91-94

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– First complete geophysical survey coverage of the Mount Pleasant mega-henge.

– Evaluation of plough damage and erosion of the henge earthworks using GPR.

– Reprocessing and comparison of Clark’s original magnetic survey from 50 years ago.

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Magnetic survey
GPR survey
Conclusions and comparison with the 1969 survey

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Introduction

Mount Pleasant is a large, Neolithic, ditch and bank monument found to the east of Dorchester, Dorset, UK. The enclosing ditch is comparable in size to other “mega-henges”, such as Avebury and Durrington Walls in Wiltshire, but is almost hidden from view under arable fields where it remains at threat from continued ploughing. Much is known about the henge from excavations between 1970 and 1971, informed by Tony Clark’s contemporaneous geophysical surveys and a more recent analysis of aerial photography (Barber, 2014; Wainwright, 1979). This research established a dating sequence for the monument which has recently been refined by new radiocarbon dating (Greaney et al., 2020), a broad understanding of the phases of its development, and recognition of the relationship between the henge and the surrounding archaeological landscape. The Conquer Barrow, a substantial earthwork probably dating to the late Neolithic and currently covered with trees, is situated adjacent to the ...

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Neil Linford, Paul Linford et Andrew Payne, « Geophysical Survey at Mount Pleasant Henge »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 91-94.

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Neil Linford, Paul Linford et Andrew Payne, « Geophysical Survey at Mount Pleasant Henge »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8775 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8775

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Neil Linford

Corresponding author, Geophysics Team, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UKGeophysics Team, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

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Paul Linford

Geophysics Team, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

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Andrew Payne

Geophysics Team, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

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Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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