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5 September 2009
Iron Age history day on North Yorks Moors

Visitors to the North York Moors National Park (England) can travel back in time to the Iron Age on a special themed weekend. The national park has several important Iron Age sites including hillforts based at Boltby Scar and Roulston Scar. The park is running a five year £500,000 Lime and Ice project to examine the history of the period and to carry out excavations.
     Visitors can view the excavations for free over the weekend of September 12-13 with guided walks at Boltby Scar, near to Thirsk. They are led by the Landscape Research Centre and places are limited so booking on 01439-772738 is needed. There is a series of events for youngsters at the Sutton Bank visitor centre over the weekend. Iron Age re-enactors will be giving food and cooking displays and talking about weaponry from the period. There will Iron Age textiles and jewellery on show and children can take part in a special dig at the centre.
     People can keep up-to-date with progress of the dig at Boltby Scar at www.boltbyscar.wordpress.com. Places are still available for anyone wanting to get involved in the archaeological dig at the site itself. Places are on offer and full training will be given with details from Nick Lishman on 01439-770657 or email n.lishman@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk.

Source: Northern Echo (2 September 2009)

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