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Heritage Open Weekend

This was a weekend on which the small village of Mottram in Longdendale was alive with excitement. Not only did it have the thrill of seeing the Tour of Britain cycle race pass through, but anyone visiting St Michael and … Continue reading

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Festival Fun

Last weekend saw yet another Festival of Archaeology and as our contribution we continued our exploration of Cheetham Park in Stalybridge as we try to re-discover the structural features of Eastwood House. The weather stayed fine and we welcomed a … Continue reading

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From Tombs to Towers

We get some interesting requests to carry out geophysical surveys and last week saw two good examples. The first was in a local churchyard where someone had noticed a great disparity between the number of burials recorded and the number … Continue reading

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A Lucky Find

We were out at our neolithic site digging a test pit to explore a feature found in our original dig. As is the case with these things, the failure to find what you’re looking for is not altogether a negative … Continue reading

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Still Waters Run Deep

Actually, the waters that have covered Lunt Meadows at various times in the last seven and a half ┬ámillennia have not always been still; nor have they been particularly deep. But, crucially, they have been there; and they have preserved … Continue reading

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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. ┬áCarbon 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┬áseminar to be held on Tuesday 11th December.  

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