Interested in archaeology and our local history? Join our exciting project investigating the Viking meeting site of Thynghowe in Sherwood Forest.

Thynghowe - Vikings of Sherwood Project

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Free activities you can take part in:

30 Jan 2016 Map Regression Workshop: Old maps and LiDAR of Thynghowe landscape

Sherwood Pines - 10am to 2pm - By comparing maps from the past five centuries with the latest LiDAR data we will investigate how the landscape surrounding Thynghowe has evolved. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe.

13 Feb 2016 Walk around the landscape surrounding Thynghowe

Walk around the landscape surrounding Thynghowe - Birklands Forest - 10am to 2pm - Following the Map Regression Workshop we will place Thynghowe in its landscape context whist wandered around the Forest relating features on the ground to the maps and LiDAR. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe

27 Feb 2016 Archaeology Workshop 1: About Thynghowe and planning the archaeological investigation

Archaeology Workshop 1 - Sherwood Pines - 10am to 2pm -This session will summarise the previous research into the origins of Thynghowe, proving the context for the planned excavation. The objectives for our investigation will be outlined along with the stages. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

12 Mar 2016 Archaeology Workshop 2: The skills needed to take part in an archaeological excavation

Archaeology Workshop 2 - Sherwood Pines - 10am to 4pm -This workshop will take us through the stages of an excavation and will include training for volunteers wishing to be involved in the dig or processing any finds. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

April 2016 Community Excavation on the hill of Thynghowe

(Participants are expected to have attended the Archaeology Workshops)

Community Excavation on Thynghowe - Opportunities to take part in the week of excavation or you can come along on the open day on Thynghowe to find out what has been discovered. Excavation organised by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

16th April Archaeology Public Open Day

Come and see the excavation on Thynghowe and learn about the site and the results so far.

April 2016 Finds Processing following the excavation

Finds Processing - Opportunities to take part in the cleaning, identification and recording of any finds from the excavation. Session led by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

May 2016 Feedback explaining what we discovered about the past of Thynghowe

Feedback Session - Displays and discussion with archaeologists, historians and volunteers covering the preliminary results of the excavation. Session led by The Friends of Thynghowe.

As many of these events take place in the Forest during winter there may be changes to this timetable due to weather or ground conditions.

How to book your place

For the three workshops at Sherwood Pines email The Friends of Thynghowe

Places on the excavation may be booked at the workshops or by emailing Mercian Archaeological Services following Workshop 2

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Please book your place at the excavation by typing “Thynghowe Excavation”
plus the date you would like to dig between 11th - 16th April 2016.

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