In a month's time, the 4th season of excavation will begin in the village of Dorchester-on-Thames. Details of the project can be found here, but basically, Dorchester is a place that has played a significant role in the story of human settlement of the Thames Valley. From Neolithic funerary monuments to an Iron Age place of trade and power, from a walled Roman town to the bishopric of St Birinus, Dorchester has many secrets to share. We are poised to uncover some of them through archaeological excavation, and hope you will enjoy reading about the dig as it happens during the month of July.
This blog will take you from the machining off of the topsoil, all the way though the processing of the finds. You will share our triumphs (hopefully, exquisite artefacts) and our travails (digging in British weather!)
If you live in Southern Britain please come visit us or join the dig! If not, pull out your virtual trowel and see what we can discover!