Recording local rock art

As part of our Beyond the Wall : Edges Green project our volunteers are conducting a review of rock art sites in Tynedale. We are training participants to carry out assessments of the condition of selected local rock art sites using the CARE app designed by Newcastle University in conjunction with Queens University Belfast. The data collected will be fed back to the CARE project and then shared with landowners and heritage organisations to inform arrangements for conservation and management of this important and irreplacable element of our history and heritage. We will also be gathering data to update the extensive information gathered a number of years ago by NADRAP (Northumberland and Durham Rock Art Project), now lodged on the ERA (England’s Rock Art) database and website. Our project is generously supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park Authority

On Saturday November 5th Paul Frodsham led two half day on-site training sessions attended by some 20 volunteers. We are most grateful to the landowning farmer who allowed us access to one of the most interesting local rock art sites in order to carry out the training, and contributed his local knowledge to our assessment of the surrounding archaeology. We are now proceeding with setting up small teams of volunteers to carry out site visits at other locations over the winter months. If you would e interested in more information or would like to consider participating please email us at tynedalearchaeology@gmail.com

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