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.
Lead: Heritage Lincolnshire
Supported by: Archaeological Project Services
- Participants now have a much greater understanding of the development of the study villages through time
- The project has provided opportunity to undertake discrete courses in landscape archaeology, building awareness and a picture of the evolution of the landscape and how what they see today has been shaped by their predecessors
- In some cases, (as part of the Belton Test Pits or Lower Burnham excavation), they have been able to directly reconnect with previous inhabitants through the material artefacts they have left behind
- All participants have had the opportunity to obtain a legacy report, documenting the individual elements of the project and summarising its outputs. For those who took part in the Belton Test Pits, they have received their own personal record of the test pit they excavated, and how that created a bigger body of evidence contributing to the overall understanding of how Belton has developed.
“Interesting to learn more about the history of farming in the Isle, strip farming etc. Good venue, pleasant walk to look at Belton fields.”
“Very informative. Related well to architecture of the Isle.”
“Very informative and enjoyable. Very well presented and gave me incentive to go to similar workshops.”
“Good to catch up with previous field walkers from the past.”
“Great opportunity, really enjoyed it, as I want a career in archaeology.”
“Good to renew finds identification knowledge.”
Latest project information can be found on their website: https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/take-part/presenting-the-past