Bradgate Park Fieldschool is back for a third season

Posted by er134 at May 30, 2017 09:55 AM |
New dig to focus on Bradgate House and enclosure within Deer Sanctuary

The University's Fieldschool at Bradgate Park will return for a third season on Monday 5 June. Academics, bringing together professional archaeologists and students from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History will continue to uncover the hidden history of this popular attraction.

This year the Fieldschool will be focusing on two areas of the Park, Bradgate House and an enclosure of unknown date and function located to the south of Bradgate House within the Deer Sanctuary.

Project co-director, Dr Richard Thomas, said: “We are really excited to be back at Bradgate Park for a third season. This year we have the opportunity to open up some large trenches inside Bradgate House. This will help us to understand what the House looked like when it was first built and how this has changed over time. We will also be undertaking further investigations of a building that we found in our first season that, unexpectedly, seems to pre-date Bradgate House. Elsewhere in the Park we will be digging some trenches over a mysterious enclosure that might be prehistoric."

Members of the public will be able to talk to archaeologists and learn more about this season's finds at an Open Day on Sunday 2 July 2017.

You can watch a video about the Fieldschool below and read more about last year's dig here

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