Reporting 2012 Excavations

Since we finished our dig in May, members of the Eaton Camp Historical Society (ECHS), volunteers, professional archaeologists and local residents have been waiting with anticipation for the results of our excavations to be analysed and reported.  Some 60 pieces of pottery were sent to an Iron Age specialist in Worcester.  Selected samples of charcoal were sent for Carbon14 dating to New Zealand.  A piece of decorated slate and a metal bar were sent to Cardiff University for analysis and conservation.  It seems that patience is an important part of any archaeological endeavor.

Nevertheless, we anticipate that we’ll have some definitive dating from our pottery within the next month.  Therefore we’ve scheduled a meeting of the Eaton Camp Historical Society to review our results.  At that meeting Archaeologist Peter Dorling will report our findings and we’ll exhibit a sample of artefacts to illustrate what we’ve learned about life at Eaton Camp and its history.

Please come and join us to celebrate our success. The meeting is open to all and free to ECHS members.  There is a £3 charge for non-members.  Refreshments will be available with proceeds going to support the Society, a registered charity.

Wednesday, 24th October 2012

7:30pm

Eaton Bishop Village Hall

Eaton Bishop Village Hall

Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire

For information and directions, contact Nancy Saldana at Saldana100@aol.com

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