July 2019

An update on the Roman ‘pottery’ I found yesterday at Quarley…The “definitive” answer from the experts is the large piece on the right is a piece of Roman sandstone roof tile, and the smaller piece on the left is classed as “CBM”, in other words, they’re not sure what it…

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I was supposed to be wandering around some archaeological sites with Claire Pinder, the County Archaeologist, today at Lyscombe Bottom.Unfortunately, after a mile-long sprint uphill to get to the site, well maybe not a sprint but much faster than my usual fieldwalking/metal detecting amble, I was lagging behind and my…

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I was invited by a group to join their metal detecting dig in fields near Thruxton Racing Circuit. When I got there it looked like a nice pasture site, previously undetected. The only thing letting it down was the fine rain and cold breeze 😕 So waterproof coat on and…

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My Pilgrim’s Ampulla find is safely in the hands of Ciorstaidh (pronounced “Kirsty” for the uninitiated), the Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset & Somerset. She’ll record it and enter all the details on the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities database. Whilst talking to Ciorstaidh, I also had a conversation with Claire…

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