Author Archives: tcablogmaster

A Good Day on the Hill

On Sunday 24 September 2017, we set up our usual stall at the biennial History Day organised by the Friends of St. Catherine’s Hill and this year benefiting from the Lottery funding to celebrate the role of the Hill as … Continue reading

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Friends of St Catherine’s Hill History Day

TCA members will probably be aware that we will be setting up a TCA information stall at the biennial History Day on St. Catherine’s Hill which takes place this year on Sunday 24 September.  This year there is a First … Continue reading

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Phosphate Tests for the Amateur Archaeologist

tcablogmaster has long wondered  if more information could be gained from the intriguing sequence of layers revealed by our excavations at Millhams.  These layers represent the deposition of silt and sand following regular inundation of this marshy site by the … Continue reading

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Test Pit Count Exceeds the Half-Century!

While preparing a report for our Annual General Meeting held in June 2017, tcablogmaster was intrigued by the statistics of our excavations at Millhams.  During the period June 2016 to June 2017 the number of test pits completed exceeded fifty … Continue reading

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TCA 2017 AGM

A reminder to our members that the 2017 AGM of our society takes place on Wednesday 28 June 2017 in the Harbour View Room of Stanpit Village Hall in accordance with the notice sent to all members by post our … Continue reading

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Interesting Features Discovered in Pit 52

We have now turned our attention to the north of the Millhams garden area  in which we have been working, with the excavation of two further test pits, 51 and 52.  Pit 51 turned out to be largely inconclusive and … Continue reading

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Mystery Object

A few weeks ago Mike Gill carried out a gradiometer survey of the north of site and we were intrigued by the large magnetic anomaly which was apparent. Our first plan was to site a new pit on where we … Continue reading

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