Following a grant of more than £427,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Bishop Grosseteste University was able to significantly enhance the facilities and research capabilities of the archaeology department.

Funds were invested in state-of-the-art equipment, which will benefit the wider community of archaeology and history groups, who are welcome to contact the department and arrange use of this sophisticated equipment for their own projects.

Available equipment

Geophysical equipment:

Mala GX450 GPR: An integrated and flexible Ground Penetrating Radar solution with a rugged platform and an excellent detection capability.

Geometrics G-864: The latest generation of land magnetometers combined with a modern user interface, making surveying easier and more efficient.


DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR Sensor: Lidar module with an integrated RGB camera that can take 240,000 pts/s with a vertical accuracy of 5cm.

DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral: Drone equipped with a RGB camera and a multispectral camera that can detect buried archaeology.

DJI Phantom 4: Drone equipped with a RGB camera for landscape wide mapping.


Trimble R12i: The Trimble R12i delivers unmatched GNSS performance, speed and accuracy.

Trimble S7: Robotic Total Station that combines surveying, imaging, and 3D scanning.

Trimble X7: High-speed 3D laser scanning system with advanced technologies to simplify adoption and increase efficiency.


Leica Emspira 3: Emspira 3 is a comprehensive microscope that combines visual inspection into a single system, including comparison, measurement, and documentation sharing.