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Time Team to conduct Durotriges tribe dig

OHMYGOSSIP — The Time Team is investigating the Durotriges tribe to learn more about how the Iron Age and the transition to Roman Britain.
The site was put forward by Time Team’s own Dr Derek Pitman and Dr Lawrence Shaw. Working together with Harry Manley of Bournemouth University, a single test trench uncovered over 1,000 years of history, bridging the transition between the two eras.
During the Iron Age, some 2,000 years ago, the area was home to the Durotriges tribe, and this site offers excellent opportunities to investigate how they lived and died. Early evidence indicates industrial activity, several phases of settlement and even burials – an extremely rare find for this period in British history.
The site is a stone’s throw from Poole’s ancient industrial harbour at Green Island – the subject of a previous investigation by Time Team, almost 20 years ago.
This new excavation seeks to explore possible links between the harbour, and this site, which sits just inland in a strategic position within the landscape.
Dr Pitman said: “As a Dorset boy, I’m thrilled to welcome Time Team to my turf, for what looks to be an incredible weekend. I’ve honestly never seen so much archaeology in a single trench before, and we think this is just the tip of something much bigger. We’re in for a treat!”
The excavation coincides with the 30th anniversary of filming Time Team’s first episode, back in 1993, which aired the following year.
Time Team’s creator and Series Producer Tim Taylor said: “We couldn’t hope for a better site to celebrate three decades of Time Team. I still can’t believe it’s been that long, but here’s to the next 30 years!”
The British archaeology programme originally aired on Channel 4 from 1994 to September 2014 and was presented by ‘Blackadder’ star Sir Tony Robinson and each episode featured a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig over a period of three days.
The show has been revived online on YouTube and the Patreon subscription platform.
For the upcoming dig – which takes place this weekend (September 15 to September 17) – many familiar faces are returning, including presenter Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, Prof Carenza Lewis, Dr John Gater, Prof Stewart Ainsworth and Dr Helen Geake. Guests for the weekend include old Time Team friends Dr Philippa Walton and Dr Miles Russell.
Throughout the investigation subscribers to Patreon will enjoy exclusive daily updates direct from the site via ‘Dig Watch’. These include site tours, question and answer sessions with the team and production insights from the crew. The completed episode will premiere worldwide on YouTube at a later date.
Taylor said: “It’s thanks to our wonderful Patreon members across the globe that Time Team can investigate fascinating sites like this. I can’t wait to see what comes up in Dig Watch!”
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Source: VacationHunter.Online


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