Make Your Mark’ on the henge posts by working with a professional wood-carver.

  • 27 Oct 2016
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Sittingbourne

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.

Make Your Mark!

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October there will be a chance to ‘Make Your Mark’ on the henge posts by working with a professional wood-carver.                                         Drop –in any time between 10am to 4pm.

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.

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