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Second Eaton Camp Excavations a Success

Our highly successful second dig is now over – trenches filled in and turf replaced thanks to our hardworking volunteers and the staff of Herefordshire Archaeology. As in our previous excavations, we uncovered pottery, bone, charcoal, and fire-cracked stone.  The most exciting … Continue reading

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Second Eaton Camp Dig Gets Underway

The second dig at Eaton Camp got underway as planned on the 10th of June.  Three trenches were opened.  The first is a small one to explore what appeared to be an area of rubble on the “nose” of the … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery Fund Approval for Additional Excavations

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given the Eaton Camp Historical Society approval to use part of its remaining grant monies for additional excavations at Eaton Camp.  This will enable exploration of areas of the Iron Age hill fort that previous geophysics and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Neolithic fire-starters

Neolithic fire-starters – interesting article … The tell-tale scratches on the “matches” led researchers to believe they were used to start fires

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End of the dig …

It was an unexpectedly sad moment for me to see our work in Trenches 1 and 2 backfilled.  The days we spent carefully working through layers of time resulted in a sense of intimacy with the people who lived and … Continue reading

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Day 12

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The excavation work of our volunteers is done now with the exception of putting the turf back after backfilling.  That will take place next week. Today’s work by our professional archaeologists from Herefordshire Archaeology consisted of completing the stratigraphic analysis, … Continue reading

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