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Tuesday Talk 3 - Digging the Toot: results from our community excavation

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How old is Oldbury Camp? It’s a question that’s been hanging over the ancient monument in Oldbury-on-Severn (locally know as 'The Toot') for decades. And trying to answer this question has been the main driver behind A Forgotten Landscape’s archaeology projects. Over two weeks of excavation in June, a team of volunteers recovered archaeological finds, recorded archaeological features and took scientific samples. More than 60 people took part, ranging from residents of Thornbury and Oldbury, to Bristol, London and even New Zealand, helping archaeologists to excavate three trenches across the hillfort, and a number of smaller test pits around the edges.

In this talk, Manda Forster of DigVentures, the company that led the excavation, will look through the evidence we recovered during the archaeological dig and talk about how the hillfort was built, how old we think it is and what we found out about Oldbury-on-Severn along the way.

Please note: Manda is also be giving a talk on this subject in Oldbury.

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