Come and see Dig Whitehawk in action

Posted On 22 Aug 2014 at 9:43 am
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The first week of an archaeological dig which hopes to uncover more about Brighton’s first residents from the Neolithic era will be rounded off with an open day tomorrow.

by John Skelton

by John Skelton

Volunteers at Dig Whitehawk have already completed the first trench, and started two more. While there haven’t been any standout finds yet, the dig has uncovered promising “indeterminate features”.

Listen to project manager for Archaeology South East Jon Sygrave explain more:

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You can find out more at the open day from 11am to 5pm tomorrow. Visitors will be able to explore  Brighton’s Stone Age past through activities, demonstrations, displays and walks.

They will also be able to view the community excavation and find out what the team of volunteers has found, take tours of the site and find out how the project team plans to improve the condition of the monument.

  1. feline1 Reply

    But who knows what loathsome cyclopean horrors they may free from their unspeakable tombs? What abominable madness may lie undimmed beneath that ancient earth, awaiting the impetuous digging of these illfated scholars?

  2. feline1 Reply

    But who knows what loathsome cyclopean horrors they may free from their unspeakable tombs? What abominable madness may lie undimmed beneath that ancient earth, awaiting the impetuous digging of these illfated scholars?

  3. Rolivan Reply

    Even if you went to the site you would not be in Whitehawk you would more than likely be in Manor Hill or possibly even Craven Vale but not Whitehawk which is the other side of Manor Hill.

  4. Rolivan Reply

    Even if you went to the site you would not be in Whitehawk you would more than likely be in Manor Hill or possibly even Craven Vale but not Whitehawk which is the other side of Manor Hill.

  5. . Reply

    I’m pretty sure 5000 years ago, the area wasn’t called “whitehawk” “Manor hill” or “Craven vale”. Does it even matter how far across the border the neolithic finds are found? Seeing as we made them. Not 5000 years ago any way.

  6. . Reply

    I’m pretty sure 5000 years ago, the area wasn’t called “whitehawk” “Manor hill” or “Craven vale”. Does it even matter how far across the border the neolithic finds are found? Seeing as we made them. Not 5000 years ago any way.

  7. Smiley D Reply

    They could just call it “Whitehawk Down”?!

  8. Smiley D Reply

    They could just call it “Whitehawk Down”?!

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