Auger drilling

The soil brought up by the auger drill is carefully examined


The many cubic metres of soil brought up by the auger drill are carefully examined for traces of human activity.

 

Taking their starting point in the landscape model based on the 987 core drilling samples and existing knowledge about the positioning of Stone Age settlements, Museum Lolland-Falster proceeded to the second part of the preliminary investigation. From December 2012 to March 2013, the museum collaborated with the engineering company MSE A/S to make 1,119 auger drillings in the 187 hectares of reclaimed land. Each auger drilling had a diameter of 120 cm, and they were used to examine the large area for traces of human activity in the form of antiquities.
Each drilling brought up approx. 4 cubic metres of soil, which was then examined for finds, just as any settlements were localised.

 

All traces of human activity are registered

All traces of human activity were carefully registered so that settlement activities could subsequently be localised.

 

Careful registration of the position of finds
All core drillings were registered by means of GPS and a total station, and all objects from the samples have been related to their representative stratigraphic sediment layer. Subsequently, a map has been drawn up showing the spread of the finds.