The monument includes the remains of a late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age univalate hillfort, a later Iron Age multivalate hillfort, a twelfth century motte and bailey castle and (as has been suggested) the site of a deserted medieval village, although this is now doubtful. Evidence for occupation and development of the site comes from a series of partial excavations carried out by W.J. Varley between 1939 and 1973.
a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.
This image was submitted by Archaeology Live! and shows Haver Lane, Hungate in York being cleaned up by supervisor Arran despite the inclement weather. Oh the things we have to do in the name of archaeology…
The excellent preservation of archaeological remains in the Hungate area of York is well known. Why not find out more about some of the well preserved finds in ‘Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York’ in the York Archaeological Trusts Fasicules archive.
Or take a look at Cotswald Archaeology’s Hartshill, Berkshire archive which identifies evidence for a late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age settlement, including a large ditched enclosure. The late Bronze Age contexts from this site have yielded substantial amounts of iron working residue – evidence of the earliest ironworking yet known in Britain.
Paul Adams is the winner of our #festivearchaeologycompetition with this excellent photo of Avebury. As the winner of our competition Paul has been sent a special edition trowel USB memory stick and a copy of Working in Archaeology photography book. Congratulations Paul!
If you like this image of Avebury why not take a look at the HMJ Underhill Archivewhich contains some excellent hand-painted 19th century lantern slides of Avebury and other famous British stone circles.
From snow-covered henges, to Christmas jumper clad archaeologists and archaeology themed Christmas tree toppers, stay tuned to see our 12 days of Christmas.
We will be starting with the winning photo from Paul Adams, who will be receiving a special edition trowel usb stick in his stocking this year.
The winning photo will be posted on Christmas Day and you can see a sneak preview in the ADS e-newsletter.
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The following 12 days will feature photos from Dig It 2015, Archaeology Live, Wessex Archaeology Scotland, Massimo Brando, Helen Goodchild, Tim Sandles, Spencer Carter, Jason Dodds & WYAAS, Frank Scott, and Viki Le Quelenec.
Follow our #festivearchaeology here on the Soundbytes blog, or on Twitter and Facebook to find out which photo features each day.
Nearly 500 applications were received in total and carefully considered by the selection committee composed of the different partners involved in the implementation of these future residencies. Continue reading NEARCH Artist in Residence→
To be in with a chance to win, send us your Christmas themed archaeology photos. From snow-covered Roman Forts to Christmas jumper clad diggers, anything goes!
Photographs must be your copyright. The winning photographer will receive a USB trowel, and the winning photo will also be published in pride of place in the Christmas issue of the ADS e-newsletter (with attribution).
A further eleven runners-up will also feature in our ’12 days of Christmas cheer’ posts both on the ADS and the Internet Archaeology social media accounts.
Competition closes at 12 noon on Monday15th December 2014.
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