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Poulton’s Prehistoric Past

05 Jun

The aerial photo’s show the current excavation of a series of intercutting Iron Age roundhouses spanning generations of rebuilding on the same site. Portions of nine structures are exposed. Excavation has produced a large material assemblage which includes animal bone, ceramics, charcoal and fire cracked stone, the latter having been used as pot boilers. Resistivity […]

How to find us.

22 Oct

DIRECTIONS TO THE POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT By Car If driving on the A55, exit at Junction 38 onto the A483 ‘Wrexham Road’, heading towards Wrexham. After a couple of hundred meters you will approach a roundabout. Take the first left onto the B5445 ‘Old Wrexham Road’. Follow this road for about a third of a mile. […]

Field Notes – weeks 10 – 13

21 Sep

Field Notes: Weeks Ten to Thirteen Corn height: see photo One month ago (!) I wrote a blogpost, with one week to go of the Poulton Research Project field school. That has long since come and gone, however the weeks following were full of activity and so I’ll attempt in this final field notes entry […]

Field Notes – week 9

26 Aug

Week Nine Corn height: suspicion that the addition of cobs have made the corn appear taller, when in fact it is all still the same height as last week It has been a brilliant and busy week at the field school – it’s hard to believe that this time next week it’ll be over for […]

Students Blog

21 Aug

The following blogpost was written by a student who attended the field school during Week Seven. Enjoy! — The Poulton Research Project consists of a group of enthusiastic and passionate individuals who come together with students and volunteers with a central focus of researching and discovering the layers of hidden history which lie beneath the […]

Field Notes – week 8

17 Aug

Week Eight Corn height: we can no longer see beyond our trench, if we get lost we may have to remain on site until the harvest It has been a very relaxing week. Trench I was being excavated by all continuing students, who are now very familiar with our excavation and recording methods. In addition, […]

Field Notes – week 7.

11 Aug

  Week Seven Corn height: towering ominously over our excavations It has been another fantastic week on site. The weather held out for us for the most part, although I feel it’s only delayed the inevitable. As I write this, the remains of Bertha have arrived and I’m about to go hunting for my wellies. […]

Field Notes – week 6

03 Aug

Field Notes: Week Six Corn height: over the saggital suture of cranium (over my head) Well, it’s goodbye to July and hello to August. We’re officially past our halfway point, with six weeks gone and four weeks left of the field school at Poulton – although things certainly aren’t slowing down. This past week kept […]