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North Pennines AONB - Altogether Archaeology Projects

posted 9 May 2011, 04:24 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 16:24 ]
Outside Yorkshire but on its boundary, the North Pennines AONB Altogether Archaeology project is scheduled to last initially for 18 months, during which time it will undertake ten small-scale fieldwork projects at various locations throughout the AONB. Sites to be studied include prehistoric rock art, Roman roads, medieval castles, and multi-period archaeological landscapes. Volunteers will learn techniques of archaeological survey and excavation while undertaking exciting, original research at these sites. No experience is needed as full training will be given – all you require to become a volunteer is enthusiasm to find out more about your local heritage!

Further details of project fieldwork modules and other events will be posted on the North Pennines AONB website as they become available. It is hoped that further projects will lead on from the initial Altogether Archaeology initiative, for which funding will end in December 2011.

To find out more about Altogether Archaeology, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Paul Frodsham (Historic Environment Officer, North Pennines AONB Partnership) at or 01388 528801.

Rediscovering the lost castle of Westgate!

Between 7-15 May 2011, Altogether Archaeology volunteers, under the direction of Archaeological Services Durham University, will be attempting to uncover remnants of Westgate Castle. 

A 'new' Roman tower at Appleby?

Between 21 and 29 May Altogether Archaeology volunteers, under the direction of North Pennines Archaeology Ltd and in association with the Appleby Archaeology group, will be undertaking an evaluation of a circular earthwork on Appleby Golf Course that is thought to be a Roman signal tower.

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