Help dig modern-day post holes and actually raise the posts for our 2016 Replica Meads Henge!
- 29 Oct 2016
- 10am - 4pm
Raising The Meads Wood Henge
The Woodland Wildlife Hidden History Project (WWHH) is busy preparing for the raising of The Meads Wood Henge 24th to 30th October 2016 and we want you to get involved! Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT) will be leading the work and need volunteers to help create this replica wood henge.
Build a Henge!
On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October you can join in, between 10am and 4pm to dig modern-day post holes and actually raise the posts for our 2016 Replica Meads Henge!
In 2012 CAT excavated The Meads and discovered the remains of a wood henge. Initial investigations of the new area were undertaken in November 2012 and confirmed that archaeological features did indeed survive. In February 2013 excavation commenced. It soon became clear that the ring-ditch identified on the aerial photograph was in fact the large circular enclosure ditch of a henge. Measuring some 30m in diameter, the enclosure encompassed several features in its interior, the most striking of which were two concentric groups of post-holes situated at the centre. Probably dating to the late Neolithic period, this henge is the first to be confirmed and excavated in the Swale area.