Anne, Jim, Hayley and the team are highly experienced archaeologists who combine high quality archaeological research with participant needs in order to produce experiences which improve lives in the present, whilst learning about the past.
Tenant's Hill in Dorset is the current focus of our archaeological research.
Working within a rich prehistoric landscape we have found evidence of life 3500 years ago.
We run workshops, talks, walks and our excavation. We aim to make some places at every event free to attend and try to reduce all practical barriers so that everyone can join in.
During a student training dig on Tenants Hill we found a Palaeolithic hand axe! We’re still waiting for specialist opinion but it might 45,000 years old, although it could also be much, much older.
Funded by the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (National Heritage Lottery Fund) Past Participate are leading a test pitting project. Starting in Bicknoller they will be working with local people to learn about the archaeology of five Quantock villages over the next four years.
We commissioned a drone survey of Tenants Hill, Dorset. In this image you can see the stone circle to the bottom left, our 2019 excavation site in the red square and the Tenants Hill enclosure just in the top of the picture. Image taken by Aerial Cam.
Two pieces of charcoal that we found in a cremation burial on Tenants Hill have been dated to 1800BC- the Early Bronze Age. This makes them potentially contemporary with the round barrows nearby.