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Dig Diary

The open day, at the top of the page, was a chance to showcase our research and individual artistic responses. To display some of the work produced by residents on the dig and to support ArtLab at the Field School, myself and Wendy McLean applied for funding from 'The Friends of The University of Reading' to make a set of collapsable display system. This collapsable display system is know as 'Pop-Up' and enabled us to demonstrate 3D scanning and printing for the site visitors on the open day.

Below is a visual record of my time spent at the University of Reading's Archaeological Field School in July 2016 at Marden Henge, Wiltshire. Over the course of the residency I learnt several different techniques used for recording archaeological trenches, excavated details and finds. This included not only traditional manual archaeological practices such as mattocking and troweling but new digital technologies such as geophysical scanning. Throughout the residency on the dig my aim was to explore the poteintial that 3D scanning and printing offered me as an artist on the dig to interpret and produce art work using these processes. With the support of the Art Departments ArtLab, I was able to push the bounds of the technology in the challenging outdoor environment of the trenches.

Day 1 - Site Tour @uorfieldschool #uor #mardenhenge #archaeology #artistinresidence

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Day 2 - New Trench (J) @uorfieldschool #archaeology #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence

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Day 2 - Trench I @uorfieldschool #mardenhenge #uor #archaeology #artistinresidence

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Day 3 - Spent the morning digging out a section of trench I with Environmental Archaeologist Martin Bell. We found Saxon cattle footprints pressed into the clay. @uorfieldschool #artistinresidence #uor #mardenhenge #archaeology

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Day 3 - Cyanotype photography @uorfieldschool #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence #archaeology #cyanotype

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Day 3 - Great tour in the evening from David @wiltshiremuseum @uorfieldschool #artistinresidence #uor #mardenhenge #archaeology

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Day 4 - Geophys @uorfieldschool #archaeology #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence #geophys

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Day 4 - Avebury Henge walk with PGR Claire Nolan @uorfieldschool #artistinresidence #uor #mardenhenge #archaeology #mindfullness #aveburyhenge

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Day 4 - Mindfulness walk with PGR Claire Nolan along the ceremonial routes. @uorfieldschool #mindfulness #archaeology #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence #aveburyhenge

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Day 5 - 3D scanning & printing of trench pits @uorfieldschool #archaeology #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence #artlabreading @ArtlabT

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Day 5 - Wonderful lunch at Jame's house. James volunteers @uorfieldschool #artistinresidence #uor #mardenhenge #archaeology #devizesmuseum

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Day 6 - Open day on site. Come see our 3D printer in action!! @ArtlabT @uorfieldschool #archaeology #mardenhenge #uor #artistinresidence #artlabreading #3dsystems #cube #trench

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Day 6 - Open day tours led by Jim Leary @uorfieldschool #artistinresidence #archaeology #uor #mardenhenge

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Day 6 - Open Day trench prints in progress @ArtLabT @uorfieldschool #mardenhenge #uor #archaeology #artistinresidence #trench #3dsystems #artlabreading #cube

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Day 7 - Our final day @uorfieldschool starting with the weekly review of the weeks work in the trenches led by Jim Leary & senior students #trench #artistinresidence #mardenhenge #uor #archaeology

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Open day @uorfieldschool led by Prof Michael Fulford #archaeology #roman #town #uor

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Open day finds on show @uorfieldschool (a lot more than Marden) #teserae #finds #archaeology #roman #town #uor

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Open day @uorfieldschool - Prof Michael Fulford & Amanda Clarke @amandasarahc discussing the trench features & planning the final week of digging! #digging #archaeology #roman #town #uor

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