Join us for an Archaeology Evening on Saturday 27th October, where the experts will be presenting the findings of an exciting archaeological dig happening at the Earth Trust Centre in October!
This autumn, our plans to improve visitor facilities at Earth Trust will get underway with an archaeological dig. We’ll be teaming up with DigVentures, who run collaborative archaeological projects around the world, to engage the local community with the project.
The Earth Trust Centre, the heart of the Earth Trust working farm, is nestled at the foot the iconic Wittenham Clumps. The Clumps are steeped in history, with Roman, Bronze Age and Iron Age evidence being found on site. The curved ramparts of Castle Hill date from the Iron Age, though archaeological work has shown that it was also a Bronze Age settlement; it is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Today, Earth Trust is embarking on an exciting new project to improve visitor facilities at the heart of their working farm. The first stage of this project will see the building of a purpose-built education centre, Earth Lab, which will welcome children and adults from across the county for experiences ranging from accredited courses, skills development and school trips to birthday parties.
The dig will conclude with the Archaeology Evening on Saturday 27th October, where experts from the dig will be presenting their findings as they help to bring the past to life (they are hoping to find items from as far as the Pre-Historic, Roman and Iron Age periods!). After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to talk to the archaeologists, and ask them any questions you may have.
There are also other exciting ways to get involved with the dig! Throughout the duration of the dig, there will be daily finds sessions (10am-4pm) and tours of the dig site (12-1pm & 3-4pm), all offered free of change.
Places for this event are limited, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment using the booking form on the right-hand side of this page.
Tickets will go off sale on the website at 4pm on Friday 26th October. Subject to availability, tickets may also be available on the door.