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Annual General Meeting 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

  Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the AGM of the Poulton Research Project has had to be postponed. When it is safe to hold our AGM we will give notice on this website and on Facebook.   Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Poulton...

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Investigating Burials

Investigating Burials

During the 2018 season the Poulton student field school continued to investigate the burials of a medieval farming community interred within the Chapel graveyard. We uncovered multiple skeletons buried in the classic Christian manner, with the head placed at the west...

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Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society

Contents of the Journal Obituaries 1. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster KG, CB, CVO, OBE,TD, CD, DL 2. Dr Alistair (Sandy) Campbell JP Book reviews 1: Rowan Patel The windmills and watermills o f Wirral: a historical survey - Roy Coppack 2: Susan...

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Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society

Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society Volum e 86 for 2016 Papers relating to the Architecture, Archaeology and History of the County, City and Neighbourhood of Chester Edited by PETER CARRINGTON with Janet Axworthy, Dan Garner and Alan Williams Chester 2017 To...

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The latter years of Poulton Chapel

Those who have been to Poulton will know that  Poulton Chapel became home to Sir William Brereton'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...

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Nature at Poulton

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.

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Osteology Update

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...

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Swiss Army Knife vs. Stone Age Flint

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 ?...

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End of season summary 2015

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...

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