|Chairman Dave Brooks has written to SWAAG members today with news of an exciting new project:
Can we interest you in a surveying project?
Tim Laurie has, over the past years, surveyed extensive areas of the northern dales and identified many archaeological features. Those surveys have been made available to SWAAG and Mike Walton is in the process of photographing them and geolocating them. We then propose to go out and to relocate the features, to photograph, and survey them in order to be able to develop gazetteers for the survey areas. Of course some features may no longer be there due to erosion, and other activities, others may now be buried in the heather and only visible after burning; all things of importance to know.
As you might imagine this is not going to be a quick project, we fully expect it to run for several years, for once the surveyed areas have been looked at, there is then all of the un-surveyed areas. The information we develop will be an important contribution to the archaeological record.
If you are interested in joining the project please let me know. If you have any questions drop me an email. Experience of surveying is not necessary as we will be running training courses and we expect to have professional guidance.
Look at it this way, how better to spend time in sunny Swaledale, than with friends exploring, and recording the archaeological record.
I look forward to hear from you.
This project is open to SWAAG members only. Anyone interested should contact Dave Brooks direct.