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   A Great War themed project exploring sites around Comines-Warneton and Messines in Belgium.    The project is being led by members of No Man's Land - The European Group for Great War    Archaeology and the Comines-Warneton Historical Society.

An early Christmas present

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

The results from the Magnetometer survey are now delivered as an early Christmas present by the Colonel, and pretty special they are!

The front line runs from top left to lower right with a splodge representing the crater from the mine explosion (now home to a badger) being present in front (to the right) of the front line near the top of the main rectangle of the survey. Interestingly, there is clear evidence for a T-head running from this as part of practice of crater fortification. This equates well with Dan’s excavation trench at Messines. All manner of Saps and Comms trenches are also visible. There is a clear need for a small, targeted excavation we think….


3 responses to “An early Christmas present”

  1. Heinz says:

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  2. Plugstreet Team says:

    Dear Francisco,
    The geophysical survey was carried out using a Bartington Grad -601 dual fluxgate gradiometer. 30m x 30m grid-squares were surveyed at 1m x 0.25m intervals (4 readings per metre). A total area of about 5ha was surveyed.

  3. Francisco says:


    what kind of Mag did you use?

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