THE POULTON PROJECT ARCHAEOLOGY COURSES TRAINING COURSES AT POULTON, CHESHIRE, 2017 The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 5 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a […]
Those who have been to Poulton will know that Poulton Chapel became home to Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War when they were billeted at the Chapel. It would not have been used by the local population during this time and it’s likely that a fair bit of damage was done to it […]
Whilst walking through the maize stubble on my way to site today I came across this Lapwings nest . As you can see it contains a clutch of 4 eggs. We’ll have to be careful where we put our feet, it probably wont be the only one.
Meet Rea who will be assisting us at Poulton this summer. She is seen here recording the mortal remains of a 35 – 40 year old (estimated) female in the grave at her feet. She is a very talented young lady and the students will benefit hugely from her skill and knowledge. In the background […]
Here we have a piece of Mesolithic flint 10,000 – 4,000 BC, worked by one of our ancestors to assist him with his daily life.Also pictured is my Swiss Army pocket knife, which assists me when I’m out on site. There’s no comparison we might think, how could there be ? After all there is […]
AGENDA AGM POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT LTD SATURDAY 12th March 2016 1 Welcome 2 Apologies and Minutes of the last AGM 3 Chairman’s report 4 Plans for 2016 5 Accounts presentation 6 Trustees update 7 Questions from the floor
Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Poulton Research Project Saturday 12 March 2016 at 10.00 am at the meeting room, New Dairy Farm, Chapel House Farm, Poulton. Please be advised that there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Poulton Research Project at 10.00am on Saturday 12 March 2016 in the meeting […]
SUMMARY REPORT OF THE 2015 EXCAVATIONS AT THE POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT, CHESHIRE The objectives of the 2015 student training season were to continue and where possible complete excavations on the two trenches from the previous year. The extant archaeology comprised elements of an Iron Age roundhouse complex contained within an enclosure, a medieval secular graveyard […]