A new report on the prehistoric pottery from rescue excavations carried out between 1961 and 1968, at Weston Wood, Surrey, ahead of sand extraction, has just been published online.
In November 2019 the final season at this muddy site took place. The intention was only to complete excavating a few features which had been left unfinished in 2018 when the team had to leave the site due to the deeply unpleasant conditions caused by the ‘Beast from the East’. Fortunately November 2019 was rather kinder and in spite of some rainy days there were enough dry ones for the work to take place within few days. In November 2019 the final season at this muddy site took place.
There are two sessions for this workshop for ages 5-11 years: 10.30-12.00 and 13.00-14.30
Learn about the evolution of dinosaurs and enjoy an arts and crafts session designing your own dinosaur.
£8 per child with £1 sibling discount. Spaces are limited so booking essential. Contact: email@example.com
In the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into the darkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted. Discover how and why these paintings were created.
Two identical sessions will be run, please book to reserve a place. £5 per child: maximum 16 children.
As part of the Mesolithic Hinterlands of Surrey project, run by Tom Lawrence (Oxford Archaeology), we will be running one weekend of community test pitting in August (17th-18th 10:00-16:00) utilising the flint methodology. This will be preceded by a training day at our Research Centre at Abinger on Saturday August 10th.
Spend time learning about the art of ancient Egypt and have fun wrapping mummies and carving hieroglyphs.
Two sessions: 10.30 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 14.30
£8 per child with £1 sibling discount.
Spaces limited so booking is essential.
Mounds on Reigate Heath scheduled as prehistoric burial mounds, and one other potential barrow, have been subjected to analytical survey and their landscape context examined.
The attached pdf is the full report of this work of which a paper is published in the Surrey Archaeological Society Collections.
The Abinger Research Centre and Library, situated in the former Abinger Hammer Village School, will be open to all for a special Heritage Open Day event.
Members of the Society will be set-up with displays featuring work and artefact displays from all periods, with opportunities to observe or take part in various activities, including environmental processing. The Library will be open and available for browsing or for research queries, and the new County Finds Liaison Officer will also be set-up and eager to meet with visitors.