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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(11-27-2017, 07:33 AM)John1 Wrote: a) decline to dig to find what caused the signal or,

Ha, you've got me there!

OK, I assume they used something to dig for whatever small bits they located (thier fingers, perhaps?)

What I meant was that there hadn't been any larger scale digs over anything like a wide area; the area in question would have to have been at the centre of the site rather than around the margins, and that was out of bounds...


(11-27-2017, 09:04 AM)David Scothorn Wrote: why would the Council refuse permission to survey?

I think it's quite a common problem. The site itself (Manshead) is covered in school playing fields, and presumably the council didn't like the idea of unofficial groups, which would have needed supervision, wandering about with detectors and potentially digging small holes all over the place!

This was back in 2013, incidentally, so I don't recall all the details, but the survey group (the Watling Street Society) were quite methodical and professional in their approach, and had links with local archaeological societies I think - although not with the council, apparently. They later shifted their search to the Windridge site near St Albans, I believe.

However, I don't think the lack of finds from Dunstable (or elsewhere) rules these sites out. As I say, archaeological evidence of ancient battles is very rare. The finds from Tring (Newground) would not have been located without major excavation - of a canal and of a later metal-working site. The illegal detector finds rumoured from the line of Newground Road itself might suggest that there's more to be found there though.
Nathan Ross
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Re: Calling all armchair generals! - by Ensifer - 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-25-2014, 08:29 AM
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by Nathan Ross - 11-27-2017, 11:44 AM

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