An exciting day, our first day of digging on site comes to an end, with an impressive set of stones already exposed. This potential “fourth” circle was discovered in the early 1990s, measuring approximately 21-23 m in diameter and lies 105m to the north of the northern circle within The Hurlers triple stone circle complex.
Here is an interactive model of Stone A – the southernmost stone form the potential 4th Circle. Once the turf was removed, the cast scale of the hidden stone was revealed beneath the grass.
Jackie: The team has come together and we have made an encouraging start with large stones emerging from the circumference of a circle. Everybody is working in small groups, fully engaged in each individual trench. The site is looking very promising.
A hardy team of archaeology diggers, many community volunteers, braved the foggy start of the day on the moor to be later reward with blue sky and sunshine... and biscuits.
The Reading the Hurlers team will be looking at the lithology (geology) of each new stone. We will compare the results with those that have been gained from the study of the three stone circles which make up the present Hurlers complex today.
Reading The Hurlers - Stone Circle archaeology dig - Bodmin Moor - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
Reading The Hurlers - Stone Circle dig - Bodmin Moor - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA