Monday, 25 October 2010
My friend Ali Jardine came to help me to plot the site using manual survey. He set posts in each of the corners to create a level line, the site was then divided into a grid. Using a marks stick he measured down from the level grid to the ground. The points will be turned into a digital elevation model. In the mean time the measurements have helped me to establish the gradient of the slope on the site - and so in the gallery space.
We had an incredibly wet day yesterday and got half way through the measurements. The weather was fantastic today - we quickly finished the points and then headed to the Museum. I met with Madge Allinson, an incredibly interesting woman who helped Raymond Hayes with his field studies. I am trying to narrow down a series of questions to ask her about an incredibly broad and detailed life's work! Ali and I went for a walk across Spaunton Moor to locate some of the Cairns and Tumulus that are in line with the site.