The Beacons of the Past – an early excavation opportunity
The Beacons of the Past project has received permission for its first community excavation, in the two weeks 9-20 September – and anyone is welcome to take part.The excavation will be in Burnham Beeches, on the southern edge of the Chilterns between Beaconsfield and Slough, where the outline of a ‘hillfort’ or settlement can been seen in medieval woodland.
To join, go to the enrolment form, where you can sign up for as many half-day excavation slots as you like (though if many people apply these may be rationed).
Beacons of the Past – Hillforts of the Chilterns Landscape (to give the project its full title) is being run by the Chilterns Conservation Board. Go to Beacons of the Past for full details. There will be many more future opportunities to get involved.
If you don’t want to dig, there will be a Free Open Day at the Burnham Beeches dig site on Saturday 14 September for anyone who goes along.
HS2 Archaeology – Discoveries from Year 2
is the title of the Bucks Archaeological Society’s
conference on Saturday 23 November in Winslow. The county’s biggest archaeological dig, on the route of the high-speed rail line, is turning up various unexpected settlements.