Archaeology On Your Farm

Something that the discoveries at Damerham and Myncen Farm make clear is that there is far more to archaeology than just the scheduled, protected sites – the sites that are well-known, much visited and much written about. Many sites undoubtedly await discovery, but at the same time there are many that are known to archaeologists that people who live near them, or even own or farm the land on which they stand, are completely unaware of.

Looking across Bokerley Dyke from the Martin Down nature reserve.

We were asked by the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB to produce a leaflet offering farm owners and farm managers information on where to find out about archaeological sites on their land, and where to go for advice, for instance about the management and conservation of archaeological sites; incentive schemes; or where to go if someone thinks they may have discovered a previously unknown site.

Members of the Damerham team standing, amidst a field of wheat, on the side of Dampney Barrow.

The leaflet is available as a pdf document, and can be downloaded from the AONB’s website.

The Damerham Project

Away from Damerham

Glossary of Terms