Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Dig- Besthorpe Mons Pool Community Excavation (Besthorpe)

The ongoing developer-led excavation at Mons Pool, Besthorpe Quarry, opens up to volunteer diggers for a fortnight from the 8th to the 19th August (excluding weekends). As part of the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership, the University of Salford’s Centre for Applied Archaeology are teaming up with Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Archaeologists for this fortnight of community archaeology to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to excavate parts of a Romano-British settlement that once overlooked the River Trent. The site also has fascinating prehistoric origins that stretch back into the Stone Age.

Places on the dig are filling up fast, so email community.archaeology@nottscc.gov.uk or call or call 0115 977 2160 if you want to come along. Also visit our website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/communityarchaeology for a video and photos from last year’s dig.

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