June 2017 – Woodland Archaeology Festival at Hardcastle Crags included an excavation, charcoal making, prehistoric pottery production, wood craft and iron smelting
Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Conference November 2018
Between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th November 2018, Pennine Prospects and the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford will be hosting a national woodland heritage conference. The conference will promote the archaeology and history of woodlands located across the United Kingdom, as well as discuss the investigative techniques utilised by professionals, academics, community groups and the public in their research.
To find out more about this conference including paper/poster submission and registration visit:
Woodland Archaeology Festival
Between the 9th and 24th June (not including the 16th/17th June) we will undertake a community excavation of the Roman Road understood to pass through Ogden Water Country Park, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. This two week excavation is open to the public, to get involved simply get in touch. Contact me at: Chris.Atkinson@penninepropsects.co.uk 🙂
To mark the end of the investigation we will celebrate with a Woodland Archaeology Festival on the 23rd and 24th June. Visit us each day between 11am and 4pm and discover the important role woodlands have played throughout human history whilst taking part in activities like prehistoric pot making, traditional woodworking techniques and iron smelting.
No experience is necessary, the events are FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY. For more information contact: Chris.Atkinson@penninepropsects.co.uk
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Archaeological Woodland Survey Reports
The following list of reports were undertaken by Pennine Prospects with the help of volunteers as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Water funded Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Project.
Scammonden Reservoir, Kirklees
Sunderland Pasture, Calderdale
Ramsden Wood Reservoir, Mount tabor, Calderdale
Wessenden Valley, Marsden, Kirklees
Ogden Water, Calderdale
Graincliffe Reservoir, Bradford
Mixenden Reservoir, Calderdale
Lower Laithe Reservoir, Bradford
Castle Carr Reservoir, Calderdale