We trust you find this site interesting and informative,
and welcome your
comments or feedback. See below for the latest news
The Human Remains Team have finished and published the
latest summary report on the human remains excavated from 1995 to 2013. Read the
On the night of 12th February, exceptionally strong winds
hit north-west Cheshire. The Poulton site was hit extremely badly with a lot of
damage to our on-site facilities. If you can help in any way, we would
Every year we ask the people who attend our training
courses to give us feedback. This year is no exception; nor is the fact that we
achieve very high satisfaction ratings. Read more.
Mike Emery, our archaeological consultant and Kevin
Cootes, our finds specialist, with help and support from external agencies, have
completed an interim report on the first two of our pre-historic ring ditches. Read the
Field Courses 2014
The dates for the Field
Courses in 2014 are confirmed as:
Easter: April 14th to May 16th.
Summer: June 23rd to August 29th.
The fees have increased slightly to:
£140 per week - if booking one week only.
£125 per week - if booking for two weeks.
£115 per week - if booking for three weeks.
£100 per week - if booking for four weeks or more.
For more information, see our 'flier'
or the Training Course page.
BABAO Conference 2013
Recently, two LJMU post-graduates presented a poster
session at the annual conference of the British Association for Biological
Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) about the difficulties in reliably
ageing sub-adult humans with specific reference to those from Poulton. Read
Poulton in the News
A good article about recent activities at Poulton in the
Chester Chronicle. The print version has more and bigger pictures.
Poulton at Play
Most years, various members of the Poulton team get
involved in Chester's 'Midsummer Watch'. This year, with generous thanks to
Niall MacFadyen, it has been photographed
Poulton and LJMU
Following the announcement that Mike Emery, Alan Wilmshurst and Ray Carpenter are now Honorary Lecturers at
Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU have published an article in their
'Think' magazine. Read it on the
It is very early days yet and everything needs further work and confirmation but
we have recently discovered a number of post-holes at the Chapel site. Plotting
them and how they relate to each other suggests there may be two circular
features underlying the Chapel. The first, at the east end, is about 15m
diameter (that's about the same size as the timber circle). The second, at the
west end, is about 31m diameter. Work to clarify what these represent will
continue in the new year.
We recently approved another
investigation of our human skeleton collection in support of post-graduate
research. See the investigation in action.
Jean E. Jost, of the Department of English, Bradley
University, Peoria, Illinois, USA has recently completed an article on the
authorship of the medieval poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.