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The Geoarchaeology & Environmental team are happy to welcome their newest member – a beautiful hand-made Russian auger. 
 
Russian augers are used for retrieving intact cores of peats and other soft sediments, for description, interpretation and subsampling for a range of palaeoenvironmental indicators such as pollen. This one has already been put to good use on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, sampling the prehistoric peats and land-surfaces exposed at low water as part of foreshore evaluation. 
 
This bespoke auger is higher-spec and much more robust than those available ‘off the peg’, and was lovingly crafted to our exact requirements by Bob Bailey on the Isle of Wight (R Bailey Engineering).
 
By Dave Norcott
 
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