A message from Dave Hayward, Chair of CLASP Trustees:
“As many of you are already aware CLASP has been participating with MOLA in a joint project researching the archaeological history of the enigmatic Borough Hill, Daventry. The first phase of this work, documentary research, geophysical survey and drone flyovers is now complete with interpretation being finalised. To ensure that these results are put into the wider public domain MOLA has prepared a superb interactive website that has been launched this week.
For the future this work will continue, hopefully moving into excavations during the next couple of years. CLASP members will of course be able to participate in the future phases of this joint project.
CLASP has been involved in a joint project with MOLA researching the hill-fort on Borough Hill, Daventry, which is assessed as being the second largest hill-fort in the country.
CLASP has now agreed with MOLA that for the Council of British Archaeology (CBA) National Archaeology Week 2019, we will jointly provide a series of guided walks over at least part of the site, starting at the Daventry Golf Club at the northern end.
These walks will take place on the afternoons of Thursday 25th and Sunday 28th July. We now need volunteers from the CLASP membership to assist with the events to act as both guides and generally assisting on the day. You will be fully briefed as to latest details about the hill-fort etc., hopefully with a walk round to brief volunteers before the event begins.
If you can volunteer to assist please email me on:-
CLASP ran its two 2-day Archaeology Taster courses on 4th to 7th July 2019. Twenty-three attended plus five CLASP presenters supported by five other Members.
The first day of each course was mainly in the CLASP Field Centre covering Best Practices , Field-walking, Planning, Context, Geophysics and Surveying. On the second day participants chose between practical training on Geophysics or Surveying.
Feedback on the days was very positive. CLASP gained many new Members. Participants had very diverse skills and can utilise these to be active in CLASP in many diverse ways.
See the CLASPWEB Facebook group for some photos and feedback.