Dowsing Archaeological Features;
An empirical study at Cressing Temple, Witham, Essex.
27. Method of Recording.
A double-sided questionnaire sheet was provided for each participant. On one side was a series of prompt boxes for the personal details as well as a multiple-choice section for the results of each test. The reverse carried a simple 1:100 scale drawing of the survey grid with labelled squares and scale.
28. Setting out the grid.
This was done on a five metre interval by the author using simple triangulation with tapes and overlaid onto the grid for excavations CT29 for which the baseline gridpegs were still in-situ thus ensuring an accurate match. The grid pegs were garden canes sawn to approximately 400mm and labelled with paper labels and safety tape. The gridded area was fenced with road irons and safety tape to prevent a trip hazard. Because the grid was within the scheduled area no peg or iron was planted deeper than 100mm. The fence was moved during the tests to prevent the irons interfering with the reactions.
Barry Hillman-Crouch. MSt PA, Dip FA, BSc, HND. Written 1999 Published on the web June 2005.