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CAMP's skills base

One of the huge benefits of a Communtity Archaeology Group made up of members from all walks of life is the skills it brings to the group. CAMP is fortunate to have members skilled in IT, geology, veterinary and human science, chemistry, draughtsmanship, ceramics, teaching and lecturing and more besides.

On this page we feature some of the contributions made by members.

First Bob Marley. Although no longer with us, Bob used his draughtsmanship skills both in excavation recording and also in pencil drawing, as in the picture below.

This was his impression of how our building at Chewton might have looked in medieval times. It is based on archaeological features, such as thresholds, building dimensons that we have uncovered during the dig. The roof is open to speculation!

John Croxford, who sadly passed away in February 2020, supplied us with overhead photos from the outset of the excavations. These feature in every Report that we have produced and have been invaluable for producing a composite photo of the whole site.

Trench 10, 23 Aug 13

Trench 4 from 2011 showing the SW corner

Brian Irwin

Brian's photos reflect the diverse nature of the finds on our site. His care and precision produce amazing results and CAMP firmly believes that photography has an important part to play in archaeology alongside drawing skills. Below are examples of Brian's work from our site.

A spun glass bead from Trench 10: date as yet unknown

Flint found in trench 12 by Sarah

Part of a medieval glass goblet found by Rosemary in Trench 15