The Group's aim is to identify, survey, protect and promote geological and geomorphological sites in the former County of Avon - the modern unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. RIGS are selected for their educational, research, historical and aesthetic value.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Nailsea Environmental & Archaeological Team – NEAT

Nailsea Environmental & Archaeological Team

NEAT - Aims and Objectives

Nailsea Environmental & Archaeological Team – NEAT, was set up in September 2004 to undertake archaeological research in the Nailsea area, including Tickenham, Wraxall, Backwell, Chelvey and Brockley.
     Our aim is to carry out fieldwork to find new archaeological sites, record existing sites and to augment the North Somerset Historical Environment Record, in conjunction with the County Archaeologist. 

     The methods used include land survey, geophysical survey, map regression and reference to local archives and involve work with other similar groups in North Somerset. 

     In addition, NEAT has carried out a survey of dry stone walls in Nailsea, recorded the age of buildings and recorded the hedges in the area. There is research ongoing into other aspects of our local environment. 

     During 2011 NEAT established a geology group with the initial aim of establishing ‘geotrails’ around the area to show and explain the local geology. It is intended to complete the geotrails project and publish a guidebook in 2012.

     There is a live link to the NEAT web site in the right hand column on this blog home page.

David Sowdon

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