We had a very busy Ask the Expert session in the Village Hall on Saturday 14 March. The oldest item brought in was a fossilised shell that was approximately 420 million years old, whilst the most recent was a gnawed badger skull, found up on Abberley Hill by one of our young archaeologists.
Some of the finds from the northern part of the parish, arranged in a rough timeline.
Below is a gallery of photographs showing some of the finds that you brought in to show our experts: archaeologists, Judy Stevenson and Derek Hurst, and geologist, Kate Andrew. More photographs and some short films will be posted soon.
Documenting the finds for the Historical Environment Record
Everyone had something to show to the Experts!
Emma with the tools of the trade: documentation sheet, pencil, maps and cake.
Sarah checks out the quality of the cake,
Judy Stevenson, one of our Archaeology Experts
Discussing the finds
There was a small exhibition of recent finds
The queue at the finds table
The boys try to work out what the fragments are from
Kate Andrew dispensed Geological advice
Kate shows of the day’s oldest find – a fossilised shell that was about 420 million years old.
A special box full of pottery shards
This young archaeologist had found a shoe-box full of stuff
Derek the archaeologist checks out the latest arrivals
Kate looks over the box of finds
Some lovely pieces of pot
Judy and a large piece of flint – could this be a prehistoric hand-held scraper?
Rummaging for finds