I have now joined the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory project. The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory was created at a workshop held at The University Centre, Shrewsbury, on Friday 28th April 2017 and the aim is:
“to promote new research and field investigation into the Mercian-British frontier (broadly) between the Dee and the Severn estuaries in the borderlands of England with Wales”
More information can be found on their website at
Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory
I have just come across the website for the Black Pig’s Dyke regional project 2014. This was funded by the heritage offices of Monaghan, Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon and the Heritage Council of Ireland and mapped and excavated the Iron Age linear earthworks collectively known as the Black Pig’s Dyke.
The Black Pig’s Dyke
From the Archaeology National Trust SW website an article about the reoccupation of the Iron Age hillfort of Badbury Rings, Dorset in the 5th century AD. Read more at:
Badbury Rings and the Devil’s Footprint
The East Wansdyke
During this year’s festival of British Archaeologyon 31st July Rachel Foster, Assistant County Archaeologist and Tom Sunle, Historic Environment Records Data Manager from Wilsthire County Council led a tour of the East Wansdyke. More can be found here:
Wat’s Dyke at Old Oswestry Hillfort
Hundreds turn out to protest a proposed development at Old Oswestry hillfort – which also impacts on Wat’s Dyke.
Read more at: Old Oswestry Hillfort