DIG Porlock comes to an end

This is The West Country: VOLUNTEER and artist Clare Maryan Green with Faye Balmond, Moorland Heritage Officer. VOLUNTEER and artist Clare Maryan Green with Faye Balmond, Moorland Heritage Officer.

THE DIG Porlock project has come to an end after a year of investigating the archaeology of the moorlands above the village.

Faye Balmond, Moorland heritage officer with the Heart of Exmoor said: “Throughout 2013, the DIG Porlock project has seen a mix of people from schools, UK and US universities, and archaeologists work together to find out more about the archaeology of Porlock’s moorlands.

“It’s now one of the best known areas of prehistoric archaeology on Exmoor, and we’ve used a range of up-to-date techniques to record and analyse the sites there.”

Two archaeological excavations took place in the summer – one was on the Bronze Age Porlock stone circle, showing how the monument was built and unearthing a Roman link.

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