Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Event - Cornish Archaeology Society - Reading the Hurlers Talk

Cornish Archaeology Society - Reading the Hurlers.

Project coordinators talk about the project 'Reading the Hurlers' which was awarded two years of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, along with financial support from Cornwall Archaeological Society and other heritage organisations. Reading the Hurlers is being run by Saltash U3A and is a community geo-archaeology project focusing on the Hurlers on Bodmin Moor. 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.

The project will also carry out a small archaeological excavation of a possible new 4th 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. Cornwall Heritage Trust is supporting a comprehensive programme of school visits.

This talk will introduce members of CAS to the project's aims and objectives and highlight what has been achieved to date.

Friday 11th March - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
St.Martins Church Hall, Liskeard