Posted by: Rockarty | February 7, 2011

When is a slope not a slope?

That was one of many questions tackled by the CSI volunteers during the first Fieldwork Training Day. After a morning of classroom presentations covering the use of the CSI Recording Form we all braved the wet and windy weather and the muddy paths, for a ‘hands on’ session looking at rock art in the Backstone Beck area of Rombalds Moor. Despite the (fairly typical) conditions everyone stayed cheerful and enjoyed getting to grips with compasses, GPSs, and grain size charts. After an exploration of the immediate landscape, including the prehistoric enclosure which surrounds the three panels, everyone had a go at drawing a Location Sketch – with varying results! Not to worry – there will be plenty of chance to get in some practice during the trial recording phase planned for April and May.

Fieldwork training at Backstone Beck 6
Fieldwork training at Backstone Beck 6 (Thanks to Colin Beecham for the image)

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