Project Update 11th July 2017

Things may have seemed pretty quiet in the last few weeks but the Project has been progressing with health and safety being considered carefully as some of the sites are right on the river.

Many of the stones have now been laser scanned and we are waiting for the results from Newcastle University.

Sue Thompson (who is a finds specialist) starts her visits to local schools from Friday 14th July. We hope to involve school children and the local community when the site works starts at South Hylton  from 7th-18th August.

This site is quite slippy and dangerous and because of that the site access during excavation will be limited to the archaeologists, but there will be a marquee set up nearby where finds will be taken and information displayed, and everyone can watch the dig from the viewing areas.

The farm site on the North bank of the river will be examined between August 28th and September 8th and we will publish more details nearer the time as this site is on private land.

During the October half-term we will also be organising a bus trip to relevant Roman sites and we will publish more information on this as soon as we can.

Keep a look out for more information which will appear in the Sunderland Echo and other local papers in the next few days.

Brigg Stones prepared for scanning Picture M.Rainford)