Sunday, June 19, 2011

Call for fieldworkers for 2010

The Biggar Archaeology Group is calling for voluntary fieldworkers for 2010. If one of your new year resolutions was to try something different or learn something new, or even to revisit old hobbies or interests then why not come along and give it a try.

We are out almost every weekend when weather permits and in the summer months we are often out in the evening. All work is within 30-40 miles of Biggar, and we have volunteers coming from Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as more local areas.

We have a lot of planned work over the coming year and would like to encourage along some new faces. The work covers three main areas of our annual programme.

This first one is to walk over areas of clear felled forestry around the Daer Valley in the hope of finding four main types of unrecorded sites:

>> Mesolithic camps sites
>> Bronze Age burnt mounds
>> Bronze Age house sites, and
>> Bronze Age burial sites.

All of which have been found by BAG in forests in previous years.Secondly, there is a large arable field walking programme to be sustained and each year some very nice discoveries are made this way. The final area where we may need help is in our reservoir projects, if as we all hope, 2010 is a good summer, then the water levels will drop and further archaeological sites and finds will be there to be found.

This is an excellent opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike and if you have never done such work, it can be a very rewarding and educational experience.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Call for fieldworkers for 2010
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Call for last year?