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Fulford Battlefield Ford Excavation 11-26 July 2015
In July 2015 we will be extending the work of 2014 where we now can be certain the main action during the battle of Fulford took place on 20th September 1066.
The project has several aims
The aim of this year’s work is to extend and confirm the evidence from the 2013 and 2014 digs. The ambitious plan is to allow us to explore the rest of the accessible archaeology in the area of the ford and complete the excavation work this year. This will lead to the publication of the ford finds and the dating proof for the 1066 battlesite during 2016.
Some formal training is a part of this year’s programme to promote an interest in archaeology among the young and to enhance the pool of skills available to the community. The diverse nature of the trenches and techniques planned makes the project a good place to provide such training. The requirements of the training programme will mesh well with the meticulous excavation and plotting planned to obtain better dating models. The training will focus on trenches 2 and 3.
The dig takes place in July 2015 and is part of the Council for British Archaeology Festival. (http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/about)
With so much work to do we will run the dig for two and a bit weeks – details.
The dig spans three weekends and the school holidays begin midway through the project and we are running a special programme for young archaeologists.
The work is being undertaken by volunteers who are mostly members of the CBA. But there is plenty and varied of work to do so email to sign up
Members of the York Metal Detectorists Club (YMDC) will be providing expertise in metal detection. However, there is so much iron pan on, and within, the base that active detecting within the trench is expected to be limited but will be one of the experiments being conducted.
The email to sign up is firstname.lastname@example.org
The site is located just south of York, There is good, on road parking but please do not occupy the spaces for the nearby Fulford Cemetery. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the Fulford parish Playing field where the dig is located. Maps and travel arrangements. The site is very well served by public transport and walking distance from a York Park & Ride.
Related sites Facebook Twitter (@ helpsavefulford) Visiting Fulford Map York
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 - email@example.com last updated June 2015