CIF Round One – Discovering Holwick’s Past, Altogether Archaeology

The aim of the group is to promote awareness of the archaeological heritage of the North Pennines and the surrounding area; by the involvement of its members of all ages; in archaeological fieldwork and research. Providing opportunities for members to extend their knowledge of archaeological methods and practice by research, fieldwork and training.

The project was a two-week archaeological dig exploring the historic and archaeological heritage of the Holwick area. Group members, supervised by a professional archaeologist, examinged a deserted medieval farming hamlet. The local community was able to engage with the dig during an open day and a post-dig workshop washing and examining the finds.  There were guided heritage walks around Holwick for local residents and visitors and a public meeting at Middleton-in-Teesdale prior to the dig to increase awareness of the heritage of the area and the planned excavation. Findings were presented to the local community at a second public meeting. It is hoped that significant finds from the dig will be housed at the Weardale Museum (Ireshopeburn).

Altogether Archaeology presented their project update at our recent showcase event.  Please click below to see their presentation.

Altogether Archaeology Presentation