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South Cadbury Environs Project

The South Cadbury Environs Project (SCEP) was originally started in the early 1990s to look at the area immediately around South Cadbury hillfort (Somerset, UK). It was intended to put the Iron Age hillfort and the other archaeology on the hill in context. Prompted by the publication of the late 1960s excavations carried out by Leslie Alcock, a programme was devised looking at the wider landscape using a variety of techniques, but based primarily on geophysical survey using a gradiometer, plough zone sampling and test pits. In some cases findings were then followed up with larger excavations, providing many exciting and unique landscape features.

SCEP presently operates on an entirely volunteer basis, and is run by the South Somerset Archaeology Research Group (see link below). Generally the project carries out field work and excavation between 1 April and 31 October each year. From November to March we work indoors on important work processing and analysing a variety of finds and preparing information for publication.


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