Discovering the Ancient Don Gorge

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, inHeritage, South Yorkshire Archaeology Service, 2010

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Iron Age sword scabbard mounts (chape and mouth guard) found in the Don Gorge

The Don Gorge is an area of the Magnesian limestone between Doncaster and Mexborough in South Yorkshire that has been a focus for amateur archaeologists and metal detectorists. Their finds range from the Mesolithic to Anglo-Saxon times but have never been the subject of comprehensive analysis or publication.

Discovering the Ancient Don Gorge was delivered by Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with InHeritage, South Yorkshire Archaeology Service and Creswell Heritage Trust, on behalf of The Don Gorge Strategic Partnership. It was successfully completed between July 2007 and February 2008, and delivered a number of educational and innovative outreach products, such as the comic and graphic novel, free myfind postcards, science and archaeology sessions for schools, an interactive website called Yourfind, with an online artefact gallery and web-blog and video diary space for schools, and a travelling exhibition designed to go into libraries and schools in the Don Gorge.

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