The Elmton Research Project started back in 2009 and has seen us conduct active research into the prehistoric and Medieval landscape of the modern village. Between 2011-15, we worked with the Limestone Journeys Community Archaeology group to undertake document and map research, surveying, planning, excavation and finds analysis sessions. This phase of the project has now come to an end, although it has provided us with target areas for the next stage, due to commence in 2016.
Our recent work at Elmton has involved research into the Medieval village, church and possible castle site. Over the last three years we have carried out fieldwork including geophysical surveying, test-pit excavations and a larger, open-trench excavation in the summers of 2013 & 2014.
2015 saw us work with find specialists to analyse the flints and cherts recovered during the 2014 season, and our recent research written up and published (available as a free download under the ‘publications’ page).
The next phase will see a further Landscape Survey take place, starting in September 2016. This will be part of the new Elmton Revealed! project, run by Involve Heritage CIC, and will also see educational sessions for local schools, and the creation of the village exhibition. For more details click here.