Dr Jaime Kaminski, from the university’s College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, said: “The results are really encouraging. They show that, despite the extensive landscaping which has taken place in the park, some archaeological features seem to have survived.”
Andy Maxted, Curator of Archaeology at Brighton Museum, who helped lead the overall project, said: “We have identified a large rectangular feature, 18 metres by 40 metres, to the south of the Park’s Chalet Café and north of the tennis courts. Nothing is certain yet but we're pretty sure that the feature is what remains of a Second World War water tank - built to test military vehicles.
Andy Maxted said: “These findings demonstrate technology’s potential for discovering hidden archaeology beneath Brighton and Hove’s green spaces. We would really like the opportunity to extend this project to other suitable areas within Brighton and Hove, as there is no doubt there is further archaeology to be found.”