Young Archaeologists at Cothelstone Hill

Children from Bishops Lydeard School took part in the recent archaeological dig at Cothelstone Hill.  The day was spent with archaeologists from the South West Heritage Trust including the Hinkley Point Outreach team.

As well as experiencing the dig the children were taken on guided walks around the hill, learning about Bronze Age burial mounds, the Iron Age dyke, Medieval rabbit warrens and the remains of an 18th century folly.

Teacher Natasha Gibbs said “The children learnt a lot about the history of the local area and about how to be an archaeologist.  They even managed to find some flint – possibly the remains of some early tools”.

 

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