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




Nearest Town:Mullion (7km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SW721248 / Sheet: 204
Latitude:50° 4' 44" N
Longitude:   5° 11' 8.86" W

Added by phil

Show map   (inline Google Map)


Add miscellaneous Add miscellaneous
Timeteam info snipped from

Recording Date: 25th, 26th & 27th July 2001

Broadcast Date: TBA

A three day dig in a field on the Lizard peninsula may have unearthed one of the most exciting finds ever for the Channel 4's Time Team explorers. For the carefully excavated trenches which appeared over those days in the 18 acre field at Gear Farm, St. Martin, has revealed not only evidence, of a defended Iron Age village, but clues that date the earliest settlers right back to Neolithic times. This means that the field was being farmed by people as long ago as 3,500BC - even possibly longer ago then that. "One of the first discoveries the TV team made was evidence of an Iron Age hut circle with the remains of a cooking pot besides the fire - a total of eight Iron Age circles were believed to have been found." Oh and Phil does get to play! He gets to play with a leather sling shot this time. DUCK!
Posted by phil
17th December 2001ce