General Archaeology

NOTE – Please, if possible photograph the location and record the 10 figure OS Grid Reference of your finds. Any find older than 1650 should be passed on to your Finds Liaison Officer for recording on the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Anything that may be classed as Treasure must be reported to the Coroner.

Whilst fieldwalking on Deverel Down, between Winterborne Whitechurch and Milborne St Andrew, I went to have a look at the walled Deverel Round Barrow.  This was excavated by W A Miles in 1824 when it measured 54 ft diameter and 12 ft high. Despite the Barrow having a Bronze Age…

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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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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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