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Finds processing ongoing

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Trip to Liverpool World Museum & St Georges Hall

Runs until 25th February 2024 A hybrid digital and tour of the courtroom and viewing of the main hall

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Magnetometry survey of latest phase in Mottram site under the low cloud over Neolithic Tameside

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Neolithic Workshop

Recently digging on our Neolithic site we came across these two stones embedded in the natural interglacial sand. Both had evidence of having been used as small anvils. One would imagine that the smaller, granite stone would have been used … Continue reading

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The New Season Beckons

With spring comes the prospect of unearthing new treasures. Well, old treasures hopefully. And by treasures, we don’t mean hoards of gold coin. A post hole, a change in the colour of the earth, a piece of flint or a … Continue reading

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A Visit To Warrington Museum

In early April a small but intrepid group of TAS members ventured as far as Warrington to enjoy a guided tour of the museum there. A very knowledgeable member of staff took us through the many different rooms to see … Continue reading

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Another Nice Find

Marlene, a TAS member, recently came up with another kitchen utensil thatprobably broke its handle some 5000 years ago. A keen digger, Marlene discovered the stone whilst digging on a TAS site near Mottram. The stone is local fine sandstone … Continue reading

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Moorland Excavation

This view from local moorland, overlooking Manchester, shows TAS volunteers deturfing in preparation for a fresh dig on an old site where we are looking to build on previous knowledge, supplemented by the results of carbon dating. A magnetic anomaly … Continue reading

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Old Site, New Finds

Further excavation of our trench has unearthed a number of new finds, including flints, fire-cracked stones and ochre. Recording of finds has begun, as well as drawings of prehistoric occupational levels. An item of more immediate interest, but of unknown … Continue reading

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Home Is Where The Hearth Is

TAS have recently reopened a former trench following confirmation of newstone age activity (Neolithic). Carbon dates obtained from our previous excavations suggest people were living near Mottram in Tameside around 3300 BC, using a hearth to heat and perhaps cook … Continue reading

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