The Wetwang/Garton Slack Project (WGSP)

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Introduction

The Wetwang/Garton Slack Project (WGSP)

Wetwang/Garton Slack is an internationally renowned archaeological site located on the Wolds of East Yorkshire. It encompasses extensive settlement and burial evidence which dates from the Neolithic through to the Romano-British period, with a particularly important large scale Iron Age cemetery (including several associated chariot burials) and contemporary settlement and land division.

Excavations were funded in advance of gravel quarrying by English Heritage's predecessor organisations from the early 1960s to the early 1980s (later work was funded by Humberside County Council), and directed by Dr John Dent and his predecessor, the late Tony Brewster. The Wetwang Project incorporates the whole 'site', straddling the adjoining parishes of Wetwang and Garton Slack. Although some progress was made towards publication and archiving of the results, the lack of a suitable infrastructure and adequate support prevented completion. As a result, this hugely important site has not had the impact on Iron Age research that it deserves.

To address this problem, English Heritage agreed to fund a period of archive collation and digitisation, with the central objective to locate and catalogue the entirety of the material produced from all work that has been undertaken at Wetwang/Garton Slack, and to establish this as a publicly accessible, consolidated digital archive.

Beginning with the dissemination of this data, the ultimate aim is to realise the research potential of the Wetwang/Garton Slack archives to advance understanding of the British and European Iron Age and to enhance and promote public understanding of the prehistoric landscapes of East Yorkshire.


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