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Volunteers wanted for dig in Stokenham

"Keen historians are being invited to help a team of Exeter University archaeologists uncover secrets of an ancient Bronze Age and medieval site.Members of the public are invited to the dig to investigate the remains of a medieval building near an old manor house.

The team have worked at the site, in Stokenham, near Kingsbridge, for two years and they will reopen it again from July 2 to 24. Last year's excavation unearthed a number of finds including the remains of a medieval manor house and Bronze Age pottery.

Project director Penny Cunningham said that anyone who wanted to help would not need any particular skills. "They will be asked to sort or wash finds like pottery and will help analyse them," she said.

"We want to encourage people to think about ownership of the past, especially among people who have been living in the area for a long time."

The team will work from 9am to 5pm every day except Fridays. Anyone who wants to lend should just turn up.

There are open days on the weekends of July 7 and 8, 14 and 15 and 21 and 22.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the junior archaeologist workshop days on July 7, 14 and 21 from 10am to 3pm.

The dig is in the field immediately behind Stokenham parish church.

For more information contact Dr Williams, Department of Archaeology, Laver, University of Exeter, EX4 4QE, or . uk, or call 01392 262491."

from '' 19th May.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st May 2007ce

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