History group hopes to unearth age-old relics as dig continues

History group hopes to unearth age-old relics as dig continues

History group hopes to unearth age-old relics as dig continues

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL group aims to dig deeper into the secrets lying below the ground in a Marlow wood as summer of history hunting begins.

Archaeology in Marlow (AIM) hopes to build on finds in a small excavation site in Warren Wood, in an area which shows human activity from up to 5000 years ago.

In 2010, large quantities of medieval tile and pottery were dated from around 1200 AD and more recently, the area has thrown up pottery pieces, possibly from the Iron Age.

But members believe that waste flints, probably from the Neolithic period (4000 to 2500 BC), and late Bronze Age/early Iron Age pottery pieces (around 700/800 BC) suggest the wood near Little Marlow was used by humans well before the Norman era.

AIM is encouraging anyone with a interest in the secrets of the past to sign up to the organisation.

As well as excavations, members hold regular talks and meetings including a hugely successful lecture last month on the Richard III dig in Leicester.

AIM will resume its dig at Warren Wood on Sundays, June 1, 15 and 29 and July, 6 and 27, all starting at 10am.

No previous experience is required, as organisers supply a range of training activities.

To join the team, contact vice president John Laker on 01628 481792 - johnlaker@thamesinternet.com

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