Join guided archaeological tours of historic Borough Hill


July 18, 2019 - 144 views

Join guided archaeological tours of historic Borough Hill

 

People are invited to join fascinating guided tours of Borough Hill led by archaeologists who have been surveying the ancient site.

 

The free events take place on Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July and will be led by experts fromMOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and specialists from Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project (CLASP) who have been surveying the site over the last two years.

 

Maintained as a country park by Daventry District Council, Borough Hill is home to the fourth largest prehistoric hillfort in the country and represents an important archaeological landmark.

 

The guided tours are being held as part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology and will allow visitors to see the remains of the huge earthworks that once enclosed this hilltop more than 2,000 years ago.

 

Archaeologists will be on hand to talk about the technology they used, including unmanned drones and geophysical survey, to see beneath the surface of the hilltop and identify areas of prehistoric settlement.

 

No booking is required for the tours, which will take place at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on each of the days, starting from the clubhouse at Daventry District Golf Club.

 

People joining the tours are advised to wear outdoor clothing and sensible footwear. The ground is even and mostly flat, save for a moderate incline at the start of the walk and the tours are suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be on sale from the clubhouse.

 

As well as the tours, MOLA and CLASP have produced an incredible online story map to present their work and its findings. People can view the map at: https://arcg.is/0uuHrO

 

People can find out more about the tours by visiting: https://www.mola.org.uk/festival-archaeology-landscape-through-time-guided-tour-borough-hill-prehistoric-hillfort

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