Fifers invited to take part in archaeological excavation!

Thu 31 Aug 17

Fife Council is calling on people to take part in an archaeological excavation 7 and 11 September  to rediscover Valleyfield Estate's ‘lost’ stables.

Within Valleyfield Wood, a Fife Council-owned historic estate landscape designed in 1800 by Sir Humphrey Repton, lie the remains of Sir Robert Preston’s magnificent Valleyfield House and its associated buildings.

The project aims to shed light on the character and extent of the stables/office block. Working in partnership with Valleyfield Heritage Group and Fife Council, participants will  excavate key locations within the stables. 

Under the supervision of professional archaeologists from AOC Archaeology and Fife Council, you can try your hand at:

·         Archaeological excavation

·         Geophysical survey

·         Measured drawing

·         Topographic survey

·         3D laser scanning and photogrammetry

You don't need to have any prior experience – the event organisers will provide all the necessary skills, knowledge and equipment. All you need is sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather and task.

The event is being run by Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) with the support of Fife Council, who promote the use and enjoyment of the woods.

If you are interested in getting involved, for all of part of the project, contact Kirsty on 01324 831568 or [email protected]

More information -  http://www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/eventscal/2014-11-04-09-43-23/16-recording-celebrating/619-valleyfield-stables-excavation

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