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Archaeology of West Dorset

Wednesday 15 August 2018 09:45 - 16:00



This day course is about the places, landscape and archaeology of west Dorset describing the main sites dating from around 4000 BC to the Romanisation of Britain.

You will be looking at Stone Age sites on windswept ridges, cemeteries made up of Bronze Age round barrows, the massive ramparts of Iron Age hill forts, and Roman roads, farmsteads and villas. No matter how faint, the mark of past human communities in our landscape has a tale to tell.

Archaeology is about digging and we will be referencing some of the many excavations undertaken in the county. You will be taken out to see some of the standing monuments still existing in the area as well as handling artefacts in the classroom. 


£65 pp includes all tuition, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Arrive from 9.45 am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm. 

What to bring: 

Weatherproof clothing; walking boots or wellingtons will be needed. Cameras, notebooks and pencils would also be useful

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