Competition winner has fun with history – Northumberland Gazette

○The competition was run by the Council for British Archaeology’s nationwide Young Archaeologists’ Club.

The first test pits yielded very little, but eventually a picture began to form of an area where Mesolithic (middle Stone Age), Neolithic (new Stone Age) and Bronze Age people had lived.

I found lots of shiny charcoal and some sandstone. I also found a cheaper version of flint which hadn’t been worked on.

The excavations at Bradford Kaims, near Lucker, began around eight years ago.

The site is used in June and July for five to eight weeks each year. The site has been used for quite a few years and is loved by many archaeologists. It is only used for five to eight weeks because everything has to be categorised.

During my day I did some coring, which is where you have a metal pole, with two handles on the top, which has an oval shaped bit at the bottom.

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