Funding Success with the Mick Aston Archaeology Fund

The Bamburgh Research Project (BRP) have had further funding success with the Mick Aston Archaeology Fund for the second year-running. The fund is supported by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and Historic England. Building on the success of last years funded outreach project based at Bamburgh Castle and Village (more info here: MAF 2018 Project), the BRP have secured additional funding to extend their outreach activities.

logosThis year the BRP will be offering visitors the opportunity to work with our palaeoenvironmental team. The project will allow the project to invest in additional processing equipment and a new microscope that will allow staff, students and visitors the opportunity to investigate the environmental samples taken from Bamburgh Castle. These samples can provide insight into 2000 years of activity at the Castle rock. You can learn more about this process here: Enviro Intro and Video Tutorial


This is part of the siraf tank where the fine residue is captured in a sieve for processing.

The BRP will be hosting two local Young Archaeologists’ Clubs to take part in post-excavation work, including working with the paleoenvironmental team, and we will be hosting winners of this years DigIt! Competition, who will have the opportunity to join our excavation for the day.


Previous DigIt! competition winners with the BRP

Funding is also supporting the BRP to provide a free weekend of palaeoenvironmental training and onsite access to the dig, as part of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology. You can find out more about this event and sign-up here: BRP Festival of Archaeology Event

The Bamburgh Research Project is very grateful to the Mick Aston Archaeology Fund for supporting our outreach work for a second year running.

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