Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Down Farm, Dorset

Martin Green & WDDAG 
The West Dorset Diggers Archaeology Group visited Martin Green at Down Farm this weekend to see his fantastic collection of archaeological material and the results of his decades of work on features found on his land. Martin has been described as the best amateur archaeologist in the UK.

Martin's museum

A very small part of Martin's collection
Not only has he been excavating features, such as this deep natural shaft reconfigured and used by Neolithic people for ritual and burial purposes:

  he has also been reconstructing an excavated pond barrow:
Reinstated posts and pond barrow in background
This is a short film of the group visiting the bowl barrow reconstruction. It was real archaeology weather!

 A truly remarkable man dedicated to the archaeology of his area.  

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