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Redesdale contains a rich diversity of historic remains from Neolithic farming communities and Roman military occupation through to 19th Century Industry and First World War practice trenches.
Through this project we aim to better understand and tell the landscape story of Redesdale, investigating its cultural heritage with local people through excavation, historical research and interpretation of the findings. The project will focus on at least five key sites:
We will also undertake analysis of the valley using remote sensing data, known as LIDAR, to reveal archaeology in the landscape.
There will be a programme of volunteer training workshops in historical research techniques, including interpreting LIDAR data, research of historical documents, ground surveys and excavation techniques.
We are interested to hear your stories about Redesdale. Please contribute your own memories, photos and images or artefacts using the interactive map. Or join one of our Sharing Redesdale’s Stories workshops.