Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Reading The Hurlers Funded

Reading the Hurlers is a community geo-archaeological project focusing on the early Bronze Age site of the Hurlers stone circles, near the village of Minions, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

By undertaking a geological survey of the moor’s granite resources, and by producing a profile of the area’s granite, the project will aim to identify the sources of granite which the standing stones of the Hurlers were quarried from.

In September 2016 the project will carry out an archaeological excavation of a potential new stone circle, situated very close to the Hurler’s complex.

Volunteers will play a significant role in the gathering and recording of geological data and in the archaeological excavation.  This excavation is supported by a grant from Cornwall Archaeological Society and members of CAS are invited to take part in the excavation alongside members of Saltash U3A.

Financial support from Cornwall Heritage Trust has meant that Reading the Hurlers will also include a comprehensive programme of school visits and activities.  For more information and for schools who would like to take part, please contact the Project Co-ordinator, Emma Stockley

The Reading the Hurlers project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, along with financial support from Cornwall Archaeological Society, heritage organisations and the support of many individuals.