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Sometimes……….

Sometimes the strain of recording finds can get to the best of us. Photographing the stones from our neolithic site affected one of the team so badly that he had to seek help (see pictures below). But at least it … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence

Last autumn Ann Clark took away for analysis 200 stones from our recently dug site in the upper areas of Tameside.  Carbon dating had already been carried out on samples from this site, putting it at late mesolithic/early neolithic. These … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thought?

Our last post asked for thoughts on this small but beautiful find: We had a number of responses and the consensus seems to be that it is a piece of slag from the process of smelting iron. Iron slag has … Continue reading

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Small But Beautiful

This is a recent find from a multiphase site. It is 6 x 9 x 5 mm, blue glass, an inverted pyramid covered partially with a form of cortex. But what is it? Answers on a postcard, by carrier pigeon … Continue reading

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Seminar at Mellor

Please see this flyer for news of the seminar to be held on Tuesday 11th December.  

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Archaeology Rocks

Further to our recent news that we had won funding for an evaluation of some of the stones from our mesolithic/neolithic site in Tameside, we were happy to welcome Ann Clarke  to one of our gatherings, where she gave us … Continue reading

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Shedding New Light on the Past

Our Heritage Weekend at Mottram Church went very well indeed. The three days were  well-attended and we were able look for more graffiti as well as record examples already discovered. While setting up on Thursday, a trip up the tower … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day

The Heritage Open Day weekend is nearly upon us once more and again Mottram Church, St Michael and All Angels, will be opening its doors to visitors on Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. … Continue reading

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TAS Secures Funding for Stone Evaluation

News has just come through that TAS has received some new funding from the Mick Aston Fund. Mick Aston, who passed away in 2013, is regarded as a key figure in the popularization of archaeology through the development of the … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs, Englishmen (and Women) and the Occasional Smooth Newt

Never let it be said that TAS members would let a little thing like a heatwave stop them digging where no spade has dug before. Well that’s how it felt on Sunday last when machetes might have helped us reach … Continue reading

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