Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Time Travellers at Gunwalloe!

For the third summer running an excavation organised by the National Trust and funded as part of the Unlocking our Coastal Heritage Project is enabling archaeologists, local communities and visitors a unique opportunity to discover more about the history of this fascinating site. 

The project kicked off with a guided walk led by Dr Imogen Wood, an expert in the ancient history of Gunwalloe. We were lucky enough to see some of the artefacts she found during the previous years digs.

Dr Wood also showed us an artist's impression of what the area and the round houses might have looked like in the Bronze age.

The dig this year will focus on the promontory fort between St Winwalloe's Church and the open sea. The excavation began this week and so far a cow's tooth has been uncovered as well as some interesting charcoal layers in the soil. Students from Exeter University and local volunteers are carrying out the work on the fort which has captured people's imagination for hundreds of years but has never been investigated before.

You are welcom to talk to the people involved in the work and we warmly invite you to the Time Travellers open day event on Sunday 12th August from 11am-5pm. There will be children's activities, you can help to sift the soil and see the artefacts already uncovered. See you there.


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