IoAHC Big Dig

Project Overview Following on from the success of our previous larger scale community excavations, we are set to deliver another in the Northern area of the Isle of Axholme in late 2021. Volunteers throughout the previous excavations have developed a core set of skills from on-site training. This dig will give volunteers the opportunity to…

Neolithic House

Project Overview Building on the success of the Neolithic trackway project, volunteers will put to use their existing training, whilst gaining new and bespoke skills through a series of specialised workshops and activities. Volunteers will look to the local archaeological record to design the construction, whilst most importantly taking inspiration from the SSRI peatland landscape.…

Presenting the Past

Presenting the Past A range of volunteer activities will allow local communities to discover, learn, share and celebrate how their villages, settlements and historic landscape have been shaped by man. Topics include; early evidence of human activity, farming and settlement practices, use of natural resources and development of the industrial landscape. Other Projects Feedback Other…

Landscapes of Heroes

Project Overview This project aimed to engage a diversity of local community volunteers to uncover key locations and rediscover lost histories of the airfields and other military locations and associated support sites (defences and other infrastructure) in and around the Isle of Axholme. This was to cover the period from WW1 – present day. The…

Castles & Manors

Castles & Manors Part 1: Vinegarth – involved investigation and survey of the medieval manor building on previous excavations so that new community digs and engagement could be developed while answering key questions about the extent of the site. Interpretation was to be developed from the work and involvement of volunteers so that the outline…

Retting Pits

Project Overview Investigation and interpretation of the significant industry for flax and retting in and around Crowle. This project aimed to chart the industry’s development and impact, together with identifying characters involved and bringing them to life. This theme continued through examination of retting pits and their testing, along with the pilot of growing and…

Neolithic Trackway

Project Overview This project aimed to build a replica of the Neolithic track found on Hatfield Moors. Using experimental archaeology, the public and volunteers would learn how people lived and managed to travel across ancient landscapes. The trackway model would then be used to help interpret and focus visitors’ attention to the stories of the…