Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

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Tufa is a variety of limestone. It is formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from ambient temperature water bodies. So Geothermal springs sometimes produce similar (less porous) carbonate deposits known as travertine.

Calcareous tufa should not be confused with tuff, a porous volcanic rock, and bone.

Fluvial deposits of tufa:

  • Springs Deposits form on emergence from a spring/seep. Morphology can vary.

  • Braided channel Deposits within a fluvial channel.

  • Cascade Deposits form at waterfalls

  • Barrage Often contain a significant organic material (leaf litter, branches etc.) where separate sources merge.

Tufa from trial trench, with cut surface visible below

 

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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