Volunteer Monitoring in Thetford Forest

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Thetford Forest contains a large number of archaeological sites, including burial mounds, deserted settlements, rabbit warrens, historic buildings, flint mines and World War Two military remains. Many of the features survive as earthworks, with others known from below-ground remains and surface artefact scatters.

Working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, Suffolk County Council and English Heritage, the Norfolk Monuments Management Project (NMMP) is looking for volunteers who are willing to monitor the condition of earthworks in the forest. If you visit Thetford Forest on a regular basis and are interested in learning more about archaeological sites or if you are keen to become actively involved in archaeology, this could be the project for you!

If you are interested in volunteering, visiting and recording the condition of earthworks in Thetford Forest, NMMP will be holding two training events in September 2012:
15th September 10am-4pm: Oak Lodge at High Lodge Forest Centre, Santon Downham.

A morning session indoors, followed by a guided tour of archaeological sites in the afternoon.

29th September 10am-12.30pm: St Helen’s picnic site, just north of Santon Downham

A morning visiting archaeological sites and carrying out condition monitoring.

Volunteers will need to attend both events to be involved. Both events are free to take part in, although places will need to be booked in advance. For more information or to book a place on the training courses, please contact David Robertson on 01362 869291 or david.robertson@norfolk.gov.uk.



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