Coming up! Heritage Open Days at Mottram Church. September 7th-9th 10.00 – 4.00. Free entry. TAS members will be there to show some of our historical graffiti finds.
Every Sunday we are usually out digging in Tameside and / or undertaking geophysical surveys. Additional days are organised dependent on the demands of particular projects.
Recent work has concentrated on the evaluation of our dig on a mesolithic/neolithic site and a building survey on a mid 18th century house.
We have been assisting with the national Legacy project for Tameside on WW1 associated sites and this year we are continuing a graffiti project for Tameside which focuses around the medieval period. We have been involved at Mottram so far.
We are also undertaking research on our mesolithic project Irontongue. This involves analysing the data, further environmental research, XRF assessment of chert samples from the site, but also other sites near Liverpool and raw material from North wales, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. This research is supported by Mr Ron Cowell and Dr Jeff Blackford. We have also had a dig site on Boar flat which is late mesolithic.
We also produce desk based assessments in preparation for future evaluations. Through out each year we are also producing reports of previous excavations or building surveys.
We also have educational visits to places of archaeological interest each year, see the site’s blog for this year’s visits.