Monday, 25 July 2011

JULY 2011

Dorchester Excavation Update – July 2011
Despite the hiatus taken for the larger aspects of the project, this season, Dr Gill Hey led a small team to continue the work begun last year on the Neolithic cursus near Berinsfield. A circular enclosure constructed after the deliberate backfilling of the cursus ditch included a central feature which housed a single Beaker period inhumation with an all-over corded ware beaker (recovered intact). The complexity of the grave sequence will likely mean a return to this feature next season. Additionally, there is much more to be discovered in the Dorchester Allotments, and we will be returning there to excavate in July 2012.

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