HUNDREDS of young schoolchildren and dozens of volunteers from all over the UK are queuing up to take part in what is set to be one of the biggest Bronze Age digs in the south of England. The rare occasion is a dig centred on the barrows on Petersfield, which are expected to give up their secrets after thousands of years. As the People of the Heath project is launched in next week, the four-year £100,000 Heritage Lottery-funded scheme has become the most exciting archeological exploits in the area in recent times. The project put forward by Petersfield Museum won funding from both the lottery and £20,000 from South Downs National Park Authority. And on Monday, 23 members of the team involved will outline its objectives and timetable during the first six months. For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.
Digging deep to unearth history
Wednesday 18th June 2014 10:00 pm