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King's Low and Queen's Low

Round Barrow(s)


Kings Low and Queens Low Excavation Report.

This pair of neighbouring Bronze Age burial mounds, near Stafford, were being eroded by rabbits and agriculture before being excavated by Prof Gary Lock of Oxford Uni and the skilled workforce of Stoke on Trent Museum Archaeological Society.
Years of work have gone into compiling a thorough report on the excavation, which is now being published as an impressive and thoroughly illustrated softback, by Archaeopress.
The book will be launched at the Learning Suite of the Potteries Museum, Hanley, 7.30 Friday 14th February 2014, where there will be illustrated talks by the co-authors Prof Gary Lock and Winston Hollins. The talks will cover the geographical and historical contexts of the sites, and the fascinating finds.
All are welcome and admission (from Warner Street) will be free. There will even be refreshments.
CottonCasual Posted by CottonCasual
8th February 2014ce
Edited 8th February 2014ce

Comments (2)

That's a very odd coincidence. Today I popped into the Oxfam in town and came home with the pink map of Stafford and Telford. While looking at it this afternoon I noticed these two barrows and thought that I ought to see if they were prehistoric or Saxon. Now I know :)

Interesting looking book, the archeaobunnies are busy this year.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th February 2014ce
Kings Low is still visible, albeit in a re-built form, whereas Queens Low is now invisible, as it was before excavation.

The finds, including a splendid collared urn and a faience bead, are in the Potteries Museum.
CottonCasual Posted by CottonCasual
9th February 2014ce
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