Independent dating in archaeological analysis
Students are encouraged to experience community-based, volunteer archaeology with a friendly group of like-minded people. A further series of geophysical surveys are also planned for 2019 at Colemore and elsewhere plus an excavation (following the test pit project) in Stroud near Petersfield, Alton Big Dig, field-walking, excavation elsewhere and more!
No experience is necessary as we are a training dig and you will be taught all the basic techniques on site.
The dig runs Monday to Friday from the 1st July to the 16th August.
According to legend King John held Parliament under an oak tree there in the run up to Magna Carta, and Edward I held Parliament there in 1290.
27.07-, Piddington, Northants 42nd season of excavation by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society, of a late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British villa complex at Piddington, Northants.
To date, many features, including an 80m by 90m rectilinear enclosure with a 50m square enclosure seemingly attached; a raft foundation and associated flint wall foundations; a potentially winged, corridor, rural villa, currently extending to over 25m in length; a foot-worn track-way entering the small enclosure apparently bordered by small gullies and into the large enclosure via a causeway; a pond likely to be associated with iron industry plus an excitingly functioning water management system complete with filtered fresh water!