Monday, August 20, 2007

QUICK! Volunteer Project at Stonehenge llate August and early September

Volunteers needed to unearth Stonehenge's secrets

Sorry to be so late on this but just saw a notice: Young people are being offered a unique opportunity to get involved at the Stonehenge Riverside Project that aims to understand the purposes of Stonehenge between 2000 and 3000 BCE.

The excavations take place from August 19 to September 14, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free to the public and guided tours will be available throughout. On the Special Open Days August 25-27 and 8-9 September, there will be demonstrations of prehistoric cookery, archery, flint knapping and pottery by re-enactors. Anyone interested can contact Hannah Mayell at Hannah.mayell@nationaltrust.org.uk or on 07825034252

The archaeological excavations are pursuing a hypothesis that Neolithic Durrington Walls was the land of the living' and Stonehenge the land of the dead,' linked by a transitional journey along the River Avon.

As part of this exciting project, young people aged 16-25 are being invited to get involved
through a youth volunteering project, which develops opportunities in the heritage and conservation sector in the south west.

Hannah Mayell, youth volunteering advisor for the team, said: "The Stonehenge Riverside Project was the focus of international media attention last year and will offer young people some first-hand experience of a large- scale, high profile archaeological project this summer.

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