Archaeological Services, Durham University, (2013). High Harker Hill. Reeth, Swaledale: Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group.

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High Harker Hill
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Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1030955
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This project involves an archaeological excavation conducted on the side of Grove Beck Gill at High Harker Hill, near Reeth in Swaledale. The works comprised the excavation and recording of a section through part of the Grinton-Fremington Cross-Valley Dyke System which has been seen as part of a series of Brigantian defences against Roman conquest or as part of native British resistance to Anglo-Saxon invasion. The system has also been interpreted as elements of medieval deer management, possibly connected to a deer park. The excavation works were conducted by SWAAG under the supervision of Archaeological Services Durham University. Detailed profiles were recorded but no artefacts were recovered. Palaeoenvironmental samples were taken from the fills of the ditches and analysis of these, together with radiocarbon dating, suggests a pre-conquest context for the construction of the earthworks, as this is the date of the earlier silts, with the remainder of the ditches probably silting up during the 11th-15th centuries AD in an environment dominated by open heathland vegetation.
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Archaeological Services, Durham University
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Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Yorkshire Dales National Park Archaeology Section (OASIS Reviewer)
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2013
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Site: High Harker Hill, Near Reeth, Swaledale
County: NORTH YORKSHIRE
District: RICHMONDSHIRE
Parish: GRINTON
Country: England
Grid Reference: 402297, 496863 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: DYKE : LINEAR EARTHWORK Early Medieval
Monus: DYKE : LINEAR EARTHWORK Medieval
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OASIS Id: swaledal1-203664
OBIB: ASDU Report No 3032
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28 page report in A4 format
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01 Feb 2018
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