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Welcome to YCCCART NEWS & EVENTS Report making the case for the natural rock outcrop at Wrington Road, Congresbury being the feature responsible for the place name 'Mansbury', known since 1567 at the latest, and potentially, the meeting place for the Hundred of Congresbury during the period between the middle of the 11th century and beginning of the 14th.  Open Report Report by R Broomhead of documentary & archaeological survey of two Moorland sites In Yatton & Congresbury.  The widening of an existing ditch and the excavation of a new pond within the field in Yatton produced evidence of Romano-British activity.  Open Report March 2017 Newsletter now available under publications.  Open Newsletter Report on the recording and study of Gang Wall, the medieval drainage bank separating Yatton and Congresbury Moor, and the associated Rennie's siphon.  Open Report more> Surveying with NivComp (Electronic Hydrostatic Level) Since 2010, YCCCART has been using a NivComp, electronic, hydrostatic level to provide data for a software programme, Surfer 10 (kindly supplied by Golden Software Ltd, USA), to produce contour and 3D images of surface features.  The technique is simple to use and we are thrilled with the results.  We think this novel approach could be valuable to other archaeological groups carrying out similar surveys.   If you are interested please contact us for further information. Wemberham Roman villa: A - The site with undulating surface features B - 3D image using NivComp and Surfer 10 C - Resistivity survey of the site