Current Work Programme - 2007
The summer programme of work will concentrate on a
second ring-ditch located 5 metres to the south of the reconstructed
Bronze Age timber circle, and the excavation of the large enclosure
ditch. In the meantime, the winter programme will concentrate on the
reconstruction of a late Iron Age/Roman Roundhouse, donated by
Liverpool's 'Museum of Life'.
Further work will be carried out on the Chapel site,
to investigate the hypothesis that the chapel is sitting on a much earlier ritual/burial site, dating back to the middle-late
Bronze Age (1500-800BC). The graveyard has begun to produce increasing quantities of Bronze Age pottery
(1100-900 BC) as well as human cremated bone. Geophysics of the surrounding area has revealed several circular and sub-circular
features that may prove to be satellite features of the known ring-ditches to the north.
of burials will also continue within the graveyard and chapel itself.