Ellie Dewdney takes us on a journey from a Wessex hilltop via a Peak District cave, and tunnels far and wide into the sometimes unexpected places that archaeologists find evidence that reveals the story of our past
In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures.
When it comes to archaeology it is an exciting time here at the Trust. To the delight of our team of archaeologists we have just purchased the vast Iron Age hill fort complex at Hambledon Hill, Dorset. It would probably be fair to describe this as the most important archaeological acquisition we have made in 30 years.
But is not all about purchasing power – our archaeologists like to get their hands dirty too. Earlier this year a team lead by the Trust’s Midland’s Archaeologist, Rachael Hall, found a hoard of 26 Roman and Late Iron Age coins in Reynard’s Kitchen Cave.
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