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Burgage Earthworks – new Community Archaeology project underway (www.burgageearthworks.wordpress.com)
2013 Programme – New publicity booklet out for Jan-Jun 2013 (download here)
MBArchaeology now has a page on the Council for British Archaeology’s Community Forum section.
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Following our recent visit to the Tansley area of Matlock, the next MBA archaeology walk will be Iron Age Nottinghamshire. This visit takes in the Iron Age hillforts at Oxton (Old Ox) and Calverton (Fox Wood), and the latest work on the potential hillfort at Southwell (Burgage).
Old Ox hillfort, Oxton
The visit takes place on Saturday 29th June, meeting 10.30am at the Green Dragon pub at Oxton and costs £12.50pp. We will visit Old Ox in the morning and talk about its location, earthworks and purpose before heading to The Bridge Inn, Oxton for lunch (or bring your own).
In the afternoon we will be visiting Fox Wood hillfort at Calverton and investigating the surviving earthworks and discussing the recent archaeology fieldwork. The day will finish with a visit to Southwell to hear about the latest fieldwork on the potential hillfort site at the Burgage (Burgage Earthworks project) where we will discuss our ongoing research.
To book a place please conatct email@example.com
The start date for the project is now set for Tuesday 17th September and the first part will run for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 10am – 3pm. For more info see the Current Projects tab.
Research continues in the final stages of the Early Bolsover Project (funded by Derbyshire County Council as part of the Limestone Journeys project), with test pit excavations ongoing. The latest interesting discovery was a Prehistoric ‘thumbnail’ scraper found in a Bolsover garden within the earthwork defences. Other artefacts found in garden sites include Late Saxon and Medieval pottery, decorated pieces of clay pipe bowls and a small piece of a decorated tile. An archaeology report and presentation for the public are planned for the Autumn.
A new book on dowsing and archaeology has just been published by Jack Golds of Albion Castle. Jack is a good friend of us here at MBArchaeology, and has dowsed for archaeological remains with us on many occasions.
Learn to dowse: A voyage into your sixth sense is out now priced £12.99, but can be bought for the reduced price of £10 through MBArchaeology. It is also available as part of a Dowsing starter pack which also includes a set of dowsing rods and a pendulum, again at a reduced rate of £20 (RRP £24.99).
To purchase a copy, send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org