Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Students Head Straight for Site

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Students Head Straight for Site

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NEW students starting an archaeology course this term at a Guisborough college have wasted no time is getting a hands-on experience at the site of the Saxon Princess excavations near Loftus The Prior Pursglove College students visited the site for a guided tour, led by dig director Dr Steve Sherlock.

He showed them the site of the Saxon Princess burials and the Iron Age settlement and told them how important that area of Loftus was for thousands of years in the region's past.

They then had the opportunity to excavate a site of industrial activity, thought to be where the Saxons made the beautiful glass beads which can be seen at Kirkleatham Museum.

Prior Pursglove is the only college in the area to offer archaeology at AS and A-level. This was the first of many visits the students will make this year.

Their visit came just weeks after a Roman villa was found just 100m to the south of the Saxon Princess bed burial site, dating back to around 370AD.

Kendra Quinn, who teaches archaeology at the college, said: "Once again, thanks to Steve Sherlock, the archaeology students got a unique opportunity to dig on this fantastic site. …

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