Excavations have started evaluating a famers field. Geophysics have been surveying the fields with interesting results for future excavations.
A geophysical assseessment, a series of test pits and soil sample by coring are underway. Some slipware pottery from C18 has been discovered.
Members of TAS had a day in Halifax, visiting the jewel of a 15th century building, Shibden Hall. Highly recommend a visit for any one of all ages. http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall for information
The tent came in use today to allow us to evaluate features. Driving snow showers appeared during the day. Possible post hole discovered.
Yes steve has come up with whopping fragment of flint on site today
Well at least the morning, no wind until afternoon.
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TAS have been undertaking geophysical assessments of large sections of Tamesides countryside around Luzley near Mossley and Ashton under lyne. The hope is that the location of a Roman road may be discovered. It is expected to take a couple more months to complete.
TAS has been awaiting permission from Natural England to asssess erosion sites. Previously surveys by TAS of these SSSI sites have produced small lithic scatters.
Permission has been granted and evaluation of the sites has commenced.
The first part of the project will assess the smaller of two sites until mid march. The second of the sites will be assessed in the autumn. This is to reduce disturbance to nesting birds.
The hunt for evidence of mesolithic and possibly bronze age is now underway. If you are interested in learning prehistory archaeology skills contact out society.