This is an old revision of WestburySociety from 2009-04-12 10:18:11.
Westbury SocietyThe Westbury Society project in a field called Sleight was highly commended in the Marsh Archaeology Award 2007 competition.
The Society's desk research, fieldwork and geophysical survey on Westbury Sleight, Somerset uncovered a prehistoric platform cairn and remnants of a prehistoric field system on the Mendips. To download a pdf version of the report please right-click here∞
and 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...' to download (c2MB).
A Roman sandstone whetstone from Cowleaze (c.6cm high)
We have recently been fieldwalking in Cowleaze and found a Roman rural workshop.
To download a pdf version of our report please right-click report.doc.pdf here and 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...' to download (c848Kb).
Back-filling the excavation in December 2008
Our most recent success was the discovery of a post-medieval Q-pit or whitecoal hearth within the former medieval deer park. Whitecoal was used as a fuel from the 16th century in the smelting of lead on Mendip and this is a first for Somerset. Charcoal samples from the pit were recovered and will be submitted for Carbon-14 dating, with the help of a small grant from the CBA Challenge Fund. To download a pdf version of our report please right click report.pdf here∞.
An earlier earthwork survey in woodland called Knyftons Firs revealed medieval field banks.
To download a pdf version of this report please Quark.pdf right-click here∞ and 'Save Target As...' or 'Save link As...' to download(c252Kb).
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org∞
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|fill the Q-pit.jpg||1.38 MB||4/12/2009 10:19 am|
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|whetstone40.jpg||30.79 KB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|fill the Q-pit610.jpg||233.87 KB||4/12/2009 11:02 am|
|Charcoal report.pdf||1.28 MB||4/12/2009 9:57 am|
|WS TREES archaeology report.pdf||1.58 MB||4/12/2009 9:56 am|
|Cowleaze report.doc.pdf||846.6 KB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|Westbury_Arch1.jpg||13 KB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|fill_Q.jpg||110.61 KB||6/07/2010 10:48 pm|
|old tree?400.jpg||219.84 KB||4/12/2009 11:06 am|
|Westbury_Arch3.jpg||23.56 KB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|Westbury_Sleight_report.pdf||1.93 MB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|whetstone100.jpg||38.93 KB||11/07/2008 2:26 pm|
|KFirs Quark.pdf||250.75 KB||4/12/2009 9:52 am|
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