Archaeology in Your Community, Daventry and DIRFT
On Saturday 23rd July we attended CLASP’S ‘Promoting Archaeology in Your Community’ event as part of the Festival of British Archaeology. The aim of this event was to bring together the different sectors of archaeology to discuss and share information about the archaeology in the area of the Daventry International Rail-freight Terminal (DIRFT), Barby Hill, Daventry town and along the route of the new link road from Daventry to the M1.
Our presenters Julian and Andy talked about recent discoveries found at Rugby SUE and DIRFT, including a prehistoric farming community, enigmatic pit-alignments emanating from Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, and about Barby Hill Reservoir Iron Age hilltop settlement.
Meanwhile Emily displayed some of the interesting finds from these three sites including a nearly complete millstone (thank goodness the building had a lift installed!), middle Iron age clay moulds and a striking copper alloy brooch.
Thank you to CLASP and the iCon Centre for arranging this wonderful event. We had a great response and interest from those attending and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.