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Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Ice Age Journeys

September 2, 2018

The Ice Age Journeys project recently won Heritage Lottery Funding to continue their project in partnership with Bradgate Park and Creswell Crags, the East Midlands sites that reveal the lives of the first colonisers of the East Midland at the end of the Ice Age 14,000 years ago. The archaeological project is researching Late Upper Palaeolithic (Stone Age) activity at Farndon Fields,  where flint tools have been found on open ground between Farndon and Newark, offering a fascinating link to Creswell Crags, Bradgate Park, Cheddar Gorge  and other sites across Europe. Future work will explore this link with the aid of Heritage Lottery and the involvement of the local community.

The project starts with a Flint Knapping demonstration/workshop on Saturday 8th September, 10.30am – 4pm, at Bradgate Park, and on Sunday 9th September, 10.30am – 4pm, at Sconce Park, Newark. Maximum of 12 people at any one time so register with info@iceagejourneys.org.uk. Only suitable for over 16 years old to participate but if you are younger bring an adult to watch and listen and learn.

There are also opportunities to become involved with fieldwork at Farndon Fields, Newarke from Wednesday 12th – Tuesday 25th September. Please contact  info@iceagejourneys.org.uk for more information or visit their website: iceagejourneys.org.uk