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Bog Oak Excavation by WRAS

posted 17 May 2011, 05:07 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 14:58 ]
White Rose Archaeology Society are planning the excavation and full recording of a bog oak near Sykehouse in early June. 

The excavation will be taking place regardless of the weather, unless the site is flooded as once mid June approaches the site is often 3 feet under water. Gazebos will be on site to offer some cover from the elements

Anybody wishing to attend the dig MUST be a member of WRAS and confirm attendance with Matt Webster. All present must bring full water proof equipment, dry clothes, and spare food and drink as the site is very isolated.

The plan for site is that the full length of the Oak will be revealed and then its full extent established. Cleaning of the oak, examination and recording will then take place. The time scale for this is not certain.

It is being considered at the moment to allow WRAS members to camp close to site due to the distance some members have to travel, and also due to rising fuel costs! However limited pitches will be available and facilities are expected to be minimal.

Considering the location of this site it is recommended that full days’ rather than part day are attended, however other activities will be going on for those that want less intensive and physical work! Members are free to attend one or two days of the work. 

Contact Matt Webster