3rd July 2019:
OA North has published two new booklets on some interesting Cumbrian sites!
Bridging Time's Deep River: An Archaeological Journey Along the Carlisle Northern Development Route present the results of the major programme of archaeological investigation along the route of a bypass road north of Carlisle; the Carlisle Northern Development Route. The excavations enabled an opportunity to investigate a transect through Hadrian's Wall, and higly significant prehistoric and early medieval sites. These sites provided a glimpse of the rich history of the Carlisle area, and shed important light on the prehistoric hunter-gatherers and the first farming communities of the wider Solway Plain area.
Highliffe in the Uplands: The Duddon Dig Project presents the background and results from the three year project with the Duddon Valley Local History Group excavating the remains of the structures on the high fells near Seathwaite tarn in the Duddon Valley. The booklets charts the project from inception to publication and the impact the project has had, and includes some surprising dating results! The booklets are available from the DVLHG at https://duddondig.wordpress.com/