Tag Archive for 'Area 240'

New Podcast Online

The view from the survey vesselThe latest Time Travelling by Water podcast is now online. In this, the 13th in the popular Archaeocast series, we join our geophysical survey team as they study Area 240 which lies deep below the North Sea, eight miles east of Great Yarmouth. It was from this site that 75 Palaeolithic handaxes were dredged in early 2008. Listen as geophysical surveyor Tina Michel describes the work that Wessex Archaeology are doing to understand this enigmatic site.

Events in Norfolk

Outreach Officer Gemma Ingason with crowds at the Norfolk ShowTime Travelling by Water has spent the last two weeks in Norfolk supporting Wessex Archaeology’s Area 240 project.

During the first week over 300 people aged between 9 and 90 benefitted from talks and workshops delivered in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Four times this number of people learnt about the project last week at the Norfolk Show, a huge event visited by thousands, where visitors had the chance to handle real archaeological finds.

Seabed Prehistory in Norfolk

The sea above Area 240Time Travelling by Water will be in Norfolk for the next two weeks to support Wessex Archaeology’s Area 240 project. Our Area 240 team are exploring an area of seabed 13km east of Great Yarmouth, where flint tools and animal remains from thousands of years ago were found last year. Time Travelling by Water will be talking to schools, community groups and appearing at event days such as the Royal Norfolk Show. Hope to see you there!

 

For more information on this or any Time Travelling by Water project please contact education officer Gemma Ingason.