The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Silbury Hill

Artificial Mound


Silbury Dig tour - 31st August

This afternoon I attended an English Heritage tour of the digs taking place at Silbury in the Swallowhead Spring Meadow and the next hillside meadow. Many people attended; the dig is looking specifically at the Roman settlement that appeared on a geophysics survey published in an English Heritage report about five years ago. The findings are being reported here
and there are information posters at the site of each individual dig (I didn't count them but about six in all).

The last dig we looked at seemed the most intriguing as may be the site of a well. There were small sarsens buried here, the reason why has not yet been determined but it could have been something simply like field clearance. Bits of Roman pottery lying around - everything found will be subjected to optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) tests.
tjj Posted by tjj
31st August 2010ce
Edited 5th September 2010ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment