Prehistoric Archaeology in the Hadrian’s Wall Corridor
Each year, in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority, AA volunteers undertake some fieldwork in the National Park, in the largely unexplored landscapes to the north of Hadrian’s Wall. In summer 2013, the volunteers worked with Jamie Quartermaine and Pete Schofield of Oxford Archaeology North to explore and survey a fascinating prehistoric landscape at Ravensheugh, west of Wark. This landscape includes a four-poster stone ‘circle’ together with many cairns and cupmarked stones of probable Bronze Age date, overlain by an extensive later prehistoric or Roman period field system. The volunteers surveyed all the different elements of this complex landscape, and it is hoped to investigate parts of it in greater detail in 2014. A full report on the survey will be available here in due course.
During 2013, the AA volunteers also surveyed an intriguing stone row of apparent prehistoric date at the appropriately named Standing Stones Rigg, a little south of Ravensheugh.
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