Activity Weekend - Flint Knapping and Pot firing

Pot firing

Caroline Jackson and Jim Reid, from the University of Sheffield, carried out potfiring in an open bonfire - a technique which may have been common during the Neolithic and Bronze Age. A number of pots were successfully fired though some ended with explosive results!

The fire, with preventative trench... The clay is carefully shaped...


The unfired pots are placed in the fire... ..and start to bake

Tours of the surrounding landscape and of the excavations were also extremely popular with our various tour guides, Doug, Anne-Marie and Dave rushed off their feet.

It's all go for the tour guides, as we receive record numbers of visitors over the weekend

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