The Floods Slowly Recede at the Kaims!


Our return to the Hoppenwood bank the Saturday before last was very positive. The water levels that were in danger of recreating the ancient prehistoric lake levels had receded visibly, particularly in the first field.


We busied ourselves by starting to clean up and prepare the long section from the burnt mound into the peat levels that we had begun in the summer of 2012, before the great deluge flooded us from the site. Over the next few weeks we hope to get the long section cleaned and recorded, Better late than never. In addition we began to clean up the pit, and possible double post-setting to the east of the fired stone surface. So that this can be fully excavated before it eroded away. Also we continued to survey the area as part of our process of gathering data for a topographic survey.


In future weeks we hope to make regular visits to the site.




Cleaning up the section

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We will be using the crowd-funding site Sponsume. Our campaign Archaeology for Everyone {with the Bamburgh Research Project} webpage will be going live Sunday the 7th at midnight (Geenwich Mean Time).

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