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TV archaeologist reveals area's 4,000-year-old past

By Western Gazette - Crewkerne  |  Posted: June 13, 2013

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS in North Cadbury have welcomed a well-known field expert to the village to deliver the findings of a decade-long study.

Former Time Team host Professor Mick Aston paid a visit to South Somerset Archaeological Research Group to reveal the findings of a project he has been involved with in the area.

Professor Aston has been working extensively on a ten-year project with a group of local volunteers in researching the origins and development of the parishes of both Shapwick and Winscombe in North Somerset.

The group has uncovered evidence that suggests continuous occupation in the area dating from almost 4,000 years ago during the Bronze Age to the present day.

Professor Aston kept the audience of society members and members of the public amused with anecdotes and stories charting the project of field work and research.

He also detailed the process of writing a book covering the project, Interpreting the English Village, which was recently published.

South Somerset Archaeological Research Group chairman Liz Caldwell said: "It was great to have Mick come and talk to our group.

"It was really interesting to hear about his projects, especially as we are involved with a lot of active field work projects ourselves.

"Having Mick come to talk to us was a real boost for the group and it was great to have this opportunity to meet him."

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