Every Sunday we are usually out digging in Tameside and / or undertaking geophysical surveys. Occasional dependent on the demand of a particular project, additional days are organised.
This years main evaluations are at Mottram and a roman road geophysical project between Stalybridge and Castleshaw. We have been assisting with the national Legacy project for Tameside on WW1 associated sites. This year we have started a graffiti project for Tameside which focuses around the medieval period. We have been involved at Mottram so far.
This year we will hve a public event with a two day in Cheetham park .
We are also undertaking research on our a) mesolithic project Irontongue. This involves analysing the data, further environmental research, XRF assessment of chert samples from the site, but also other sites near Liverpool and raw material from North wales, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. This research is supported by Mr Ron Cowell and Dr Jeff Blackford. We have also had a dig site on Boar flat which is late mesolithic.
We also produce desk based assessments in preparation for future evaluations. Through out each year we are also producing reports of previous excavations or building surveys.
We also have educational visits to places of archaeological interest each year, see the sites blog for this years visits.