Common dig to investigate the pebblebed heathlands
PILES of pebbles on Colaton Raleigh Common are to be excavated as part of an archaeology research project. The annual excavation project takes place at the end of this month and will last for four weeks, until early September.
PILES of pebbles on Colaton Raleigh Common are to be excavated as part of an archaeology research project.
The annual excavation project takes place at the end of this month and will last for four weeks, until early September.
The dig will be led by Professor Chris Tilley, who is professor of material culture in the department of anthropology at University College, London.
The two sites to be excavated are two pebble cairns on Colaton Raleigh Common and a series of ring ditches and structures on Aylesbeare Common.
You may also want to watch:
Visitors are welcome to visit the Colaton Raleigh excavation during two open days, on Sunday September 13, and Saturday September 19, at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.
Booking is essential as places are limited to 40, on a first-come first-served basis.
- 1 Do you know who owns the Magnolia clock?
- 2 Changes made to Exmouth bus route following national lockdown
- 3 CLOSING - Exmouth's HSBC branch to shut later this year
- 4 Sports-related projects set for £300,000 developer cash boost
- 5 'Use any quotation you like, there is a huge problem' - Anthony Bernard
- 6 Budleigh café steps in to provide school lunch parcels
- 7 Reverend Steve Jones - Finding a Quiet Space
- 8 The Parkrun hopeful for the spring
- 9 Budleigh football facing a moral dilemma
- 10 Lets use money from cancelled holidays to help those in need - Anthony Bernard
Archaeological dig spokesman James Cobley said: "The East Devon Pebblebed Landscape Project is a long-term research project.
It has an international team of scholars investigating the archaeological and historic landscapes of East Devon and the contemporary use and future of the pebblebed heathlands.
"The pebblebed heathlands of East Devon constitute a long, low ridge forming a watershed between the Exe estuary to the west and the river Otter to the east.
"Most of the area has not been ploughed and it has a significant archaeological and historic resource."
To book to visit the dig, email email@example.com or by post, to James Cobley, Brookdene, Metcombe, EX11 1RU.
For more information about the project visit www.pebblebedsproject.org.uk