In the file Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade the renowned Archaeologist stated that on an old map X never, ever marks the spot.
In the last months Chris Healy has been researching historic maps of Catherington and the surrounding area showing hedgerows, old structures and the landscape to gather more clues on the Archaeological finds at Catherington and a group of volunteers has built up to ‘field walk’ targeted areas to look for ancient archaeology. This has resulted in a growing selection of items from Medieval, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron and Roman ages (as well as more recent).
About 5% of the archaeology of the land is visible on the surface and this indicates there is a lot of activity. the finds are helping to plot past settlements and show how early Horndean and Catherington villagers lived.
The Archaeological Team are now building in numbers and looking for interested people to help with field walking – literally walking the field and looking for items on the ploughed surface. Training is provided and Chris is looking to organise regular events starting this Saturday.
If you would like to know more please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org