General Archaeology

NOTE – Please, if possible photograph the location and record the 10 figure OS Grid Reference of your finds.
Any find older than 300 years old 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.

Rawlsbury Camp, the second-highest hillfort in Dorset has some amazing views, not to mention its well-preserved ditches and ramparts. Camera: Olfi One.Five Black https://www.olficamera.com/​​ Drone: DJI Mavic Mini https://www.dji.com/uk/mavic-mini​​ Created using: Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2020 and the TubeBuddy app https://www.videostudiopro.com/en/​​ https://www.tubebuddy.com​​ All Music: © YouTube Library Intro Music: “Si Señorita”…

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How a test flight with a DJI Mavic Mini drone turned into a hike around the Barrows of Deverel Down, an encounter with electric fences, and a scramble over barbed wire…   Camera: Olfi One.Five Black https://www.olficamera.com/​   Drone: DJI Mavic Mini https://www.dji.com/uk/mavic-mini​   Created using: Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2020…

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I was passing near Amesbury and had the cameras in the car so decided to stop and stretch my legs with a wander around the Late Neolithic landscape at Woodhenge and Durrington Walls, despite the cold wind and drizzle 😀 Cameras: Olfi One.Five Black using the Olfi external microphone https://www.olficamera.com/​…

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The story of Deverel Barrow between Milborne St Andrew and Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset and it’s excavation in 1825. Also how to survive being video-bombed by a herd of nosy cattle 😀 Camera: Olfi One.Five Black using Chest Harness and Frame Mount https://www.olficamera.com/ Created using: Corel VideoStudio Pro 2020 and TubeBuddy…

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Fluff the Wonderdog and I took a trip to the doctors in Blandford Forum just before we started a 12-week lockdown caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. On the way, I commented on the archaeology and history of the landscape we were passing through – and there’s far more than you’d…

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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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