Category Archives: Dorset Archaeology

Pre-Roman Bronze Figurine at the Dorset County Museum

Sometimes the smallest finds can be the most beautiful. This tiny figurine, about the size of one of my fingers, was found in Dorset and is on display at the Dorset County Museum. This little find is a further example … Continue reading

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Experimental Archaeology

The village fayre or fete has long been a staple of rural life in Britain. The biannuale Sutton Poyntz Street Fayre takes place in the picturesque village of Sutton Poyntz in Dorset, south west England. Along with stalls selling homemade … Continue reading

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Dorset Archaeological Masterpieces … Iron Age Sculpture

These mysterious stone faces, larger than a human head, were carved some time before 43 CE by members of the Durotriges tribe. The Durotriges were an Iron Age tribal confederation; their territory spanned across the southern English counties of Dorset, … Continue reading

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Dorset Archaeological Masterpieces … Handaxes

I came across the above neolithic handaxe in the Dorset County Museum archive. Dorset’s chalky soil provided an abundance of flint that was ideal for making tools. It is thought that these axes would have been fitted into wooden handles … Continue reading

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Dorset Archaeology

Above is a photograph of Chalbury Hillfort in Dorset, southwest England. One of the first hillforts in Britain, Chalbury was occupied for around 2000 years the Bronze Age until the Roman period. Growing up in Dorset, I was spoilt for … Continue reading

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