Hello everyone and welcome to the Foundations of Archaeology Project

Things really get underway in September, with a series of site visits and walks, but we will keep you updated.

In the meantime, if you are interested in General Pitt Rivers’ work, the University of Michigan has digitised volume IV of his ‘Excavations in Cranborne Chase’ which were only ever privately printed and are very rare. If you jump to page 60, for example, you can see his description and very informative plan of the Wor Barrow and its environs, one of our key sites, not to mention finds, etc.

Not for everyone, and a pale imitation of handling the real thing, but a great resource all the same:

Note also the current Turner exhibition at the museum – Colt Hoare commissioned pictures by Turner and we are also looking for budding Turners to record the modern landscape around our three core sites, though I’m afraid we can’t offer a commission!

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