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Tim Laurie FSA
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Welcoming Young Archaeologists to the Hagg
Yesterday we were delighted to welcome the first of our children's groups, the local Young Archaeologists Club, to our site in Swaledale. They enjoyed a site tour with Philip, looking especially at the newly-exposed archaeology at the top of the hill. There are signs here of a structure with what may be a threshold, inlaid with decorative white crinoidal limestone. This building, if that's what it was, enjoys panoramic views up the Dale and keeps watch over the spring line under Fremington Edge, which may have been the source of water for the site.
The YACs then enjoyed a series of activities, looking at a variety of finds, role-playing Roman invaders confronting local Iron-Age farmers for the first time, and a bartering game with authentic food items.
Many thanks to Philip, Dave, Rob, Shirley and amazing food historian, Jane Sammells, for their time and expertise which made the event so special. (More pictures to follow). Sue Nicholson
Finds table set out ready for our visitors YACs having a guided tour with Philip
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News Record: 143     Updated: 27-09-2021 06:45:52

Where's the tent?
Philip arrived on site this morning to discover a tent disaster after last night's high winds, and had to spend an hour putting it back up and finding all the equipment and paperwork which had been scattered far and wide.
Lots more progress today with test pits being dug to hunt for the possible water source and some more deturfing.
The tent re-erected in its new orientation
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News Record: 142     Updated: 23-09-2021 16:42:26

Day three: more features and finds
We were spoilt by the glorious weather again - does it ever rain in Swaledale? The trench at the top of the hill revealed more interesting structures along with more pottery, and down the hill the diggers uncovered a possible drainage channel.
A hive of activity at the bottom of the hill A piece of mortarium from the top of the hill
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Recording the drainage channel at the bottom of the hill Interesting features at the top of the hill
News Record: 141     Updated: 22-09-2021 16:33:23

 
 
 
 
 
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