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. 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 Pinder, the…

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