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Urlar (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Three new finds from a couple of days ago , one ,among some field clearance had a 3x2 grid and additional cup ,the other two were less photogenic pairs of cups .
Early morning light helped provide new light on the find from February .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
20th April 2014ce

Urlar (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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20th April 2014ce

Swine Sty (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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20th April 2014ce

Craig Adwy Wynt (Enclosure) — Images

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20th April 2014ce

Whitehawk Camp (Causewayed Enclosure) — News

Time Team wanted for Brighton dig


Someone has been generous with money....

Indiana Jones wannabes can dust off their trowels in an archaeological expedition aimed at delving deeper into 5,500-year-old remains in Brighton.

Thanks to a £99,300 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, local residents are being encouraged to work on a Time Team type project

Those taking part will work with professional and skilled volunteers in finding out more about Whitehawk Hill.

The aim, according to the Latest website, is to focus on the collection of objects excavated from the Neolithic site in the 1920s and 1930s.

Experts believe the land, near Brighton racecourse, used to be used for ritual ceremonies 500 years before Stonehenge was created.

It is also thought to be one of Britain’s first farming communities.

Stuart McLeod, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund South East, said: “Whitehawk Hill holds hidden clues as to the way our ancestors lived and how the community around here developed into what it is today.

“By delving into this history, volunteers will not only expand their knowledge and learn lots of new skills, but it will also provide a unique record of the area for others to learn, enjoy and be inspired by.”

The Whitehawk Camp partnership is made up of the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University College London, Brighton and Hove City Council’s Royal Pavilion and Museums and Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society.

Over the next 12 months, a series of events will take place which will focus on the biodiversity of Whitehawk Hill and the site’s relationship with the wider downland landscape

Volunteers will also be recruited to catalogue and examine archaeological finds, undertake geophysical survey, excavate archaeological remains and carry out conservation work to the monument.

Dr Dominic Perring, director of the UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology, said: “This is what archaeology should be about: a chance for everyone to participate in the adventure of discovery on a really important site.

“There are some fantastic events planned, and we look forward to learning a lot more about what happened at Brighton in the early New Stone Age.”

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “Whitehawk Camp, older than Stonehenge, is on our doorstep and we are delighted that, with our partners, we have been successful in securing funds to increase understanding and highlight the importance of this historical site.

“This promises to be a real community effort and there will be opportunities for people to get involved in workshops at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to study objects excavated from the site in the ’20s and ’30s, a community excavation at the site, and a range of other activities.”

For more details visit
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/caa/whitehawk-hlf

Except they have not filled in the details yet, but there is a nice reconstruction of the causewayed enclosure....


- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2014/04/18/time-team-wanted-for-brighton-dig/28992?#sthash.wPhAFnLQ.dpuf
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20th April 2014ce

Tornant Upper (Passage Grave) — Images

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20th April 2014ce

Craig Adwy Wynt (Enclosure) — Images

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19th April 2014ce

Pen-y-Gaer (Efenechtyd) (Hillfort) — Images

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19th April 2014ce

D8 Kniphorstbos (Hunebed) — Images

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19th April 2014ce

Plezica (Stone Circle) — Images

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D8a/b Kniphorstbos (Hunebed) — Images

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19th April 2014ce

D8a/b Kniphorstbos (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: April 11, 2014

As recently as 1992, the sites of two completely dismantled hunebedden were discovered during clearance operations in the forest, some 80 metres south of the existing hunebed D8 Kniphorstbos. All the stones from these megaliths had long been robbed, leaving just shallow hollows in the ground.

Although there was no systematic investigation of the hunebedden, some pottery dating back to the Funnel Beaker Culture was recovered before the sites were covered over by mounds in order to preserve them for possible future research. The remains were labelled as D8a and D8b. The hollow left by Hunebed D8a measured 11 by 6 metres, suggesting a small hunebed with four or five pairs of sidestones. Hunebed D8b was smaller, measuring 6 by 3.5 metres, with no more than three pairs of sidestones. In addition to items of of Funnel Beaker pottery, D8b also produced some fragments of flint.

From the splendid hunebed D8 Kniphorstbos, simply head south through the trees until you emerge into a clearing with one magnificent tall tree at its centre. D8a lies close to this tree.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
19th April 2014ce
Edited 20th April 2014ce

Plezica (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous

Description from archaeology.ie:

Description: On a slight crest in a broad valley of gently undulating terrain. A circular area (diam. c. 10.4m) enclosed by eighteen stones with a large granite boulder at centre (H 0.8m; 1.1m x 0.8m). The mainly granite stones are quite evenly spaced (c. 50cm apart) and are of a broadly similar size (H c. 0.35m; 0.65m x 0.55m). The largest stone (H 0.4m; 0.95m x 0.8m) is at S. A bank has possibly been incorporated into the perimeter of the circle at SE.

Compiled by: Matt Kelleher
Date of upload: 10 January 2013
Date of last visit: Thursday, April 22, 1999
ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th April 2014ce

Galgenberg (Strubben-Kniphorstbos) (Round Cairn) — Images

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18th April 2014ce

D34 Valthe (Hunebed) — Images

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