Exmoor’s Archaeology Forum 27 September 2014

Celebrate the rich archaeological landscape surviving on Exmoor at the 14th Annual Archaeology Forum on Saturday 27 September 2014, the 60th anniversary year of the designation of the National Park.


A digital artist’s impression of the Chapman Barrows, commissioned through the Heart of Exmoor Scheme. Copyright 2013 (c) Peter Lorimer

The forum will highlight recent work across the National Park including community projects such as the Longstone Landscape Project investigating moorlands above Challacombe and Parracombe. There will also be an update on the historic settlement project Dig Porlock Village.

Is White Rock Cottage more than a humble dwelling? Find out how it has been a key to researching the creation of the 19thcentury landscape in Simonsbath. New discoveries associated with the Exmoor Mires Project will be presented together recent palaeological research into the development of the mires and an assessment of the historic routeways which have carved their way across the moor.

Rob Wilson North, conservation manager at Exmoor National Park says: “The archaeological forum is our chance to share more detailed information about what we and others have discovered about Exmoor’s past and discuss how the results can be interpreted and lead us into new areas of research.”

Speakers will include Ralph Fyfe (University of Plymouth), Linda Blanchard and Hazel Riley as well as staff from Exmoor National Park: Faye Balmond (Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership), Lee Bray (Exmoor Mire Project), Shirley Blaylock and Rob Wilson-North.

This year the forum will be held in Filleigh Village Hall and the cost is £15 per person (lunch included) or £10 per person without lunch. The event is usually well attended so anyone who is interested should book as soon as possible. The booking form can be downloaded via: http://goo.gl/pIzMcN


About Programme Manager

Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor National Park's moorland, and supporting those who take care of it.
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