Fieldwork equipment


The Institute has a variety of field equipment resources for use in its teaching and research activities.   This is a selection of the equipment available to staff and students.

Digital cameras

  • Digital cameras
  • Sony digital video camera

Foerster 4 probe magnetometry cart system

Surveying equipment

  • Leica Flexline TS06 total station
  • Bartington Grad 601-2 dual gradiometer
  • ArcheoSurveyor 2 software
  • Geoscan Resitivity Meter RM15
  • Geoscan Research Fluxgate gradiometer FM18 ('magnetometer')
  • Foerster 4 probe magnetometry cart system
  • Surveying Laptop
  • Geoplot 3 software
  • Liscad software for Leica total stations
  • Metal detector
  • Garmin GPS
  • Silva compass
  • Levels
  • 30m tapes
  • Ranging poles
  • D-section peat auger
  • Sand auger
  • Vane shear tester
  • Munsell charts
  • Ph meter
  • Conductivity meter

Safety equipment

  • Hard hats
  • Ear defenders
  • High visibility vests
  • Glasses/goggles
  • Gloves
  • Waders
  • First aid kits


Booking requests for teaching or research use must be made (in writing) to Sandra Bond in the first instance. Equipment must be returned promptly at the end of the agreed loan period and any faults/problems reported as soon as they arise. College insurance can be extended for equipment taken into the field on payment of a premium. The chair of Facilities can take Chairman’s action to resolve any booking disputes.Please note that consumable items (such as finds bags) need to be ordered in advance, and paid for.

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