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Case Studies

The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age This period lasted from about 2300 to 700 BC – when metal first began to be widely used in Britain, possibly as a result of the increase in contact with Europe. However, various types of stone, particularly flint, remained very important long after metal became available. The Bronze Age saw the introduction of the cremation of the dead and burials in round barrows. The later (and best-known) phases of construction at Stonehenge also date from this period.

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Water Meadows

This project enabled the group to create an interactive to highlight the importance of the Water Meadows of the Wylye Valley. Talks and training events increased awareness of this unique heritage and we created a digital resource which included an educational interactive and documentary to be given out to the community. We were also able to provide the group with a unique touchscreen unit and portable exhibition stands so that they are able to continue to share their heritage at events and Venue

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Platinum-Remi-Award Winning Documentary

This film tells the story of a group of men and women from a town in Wiltshire during the Great War of 1914-1918. Using original letters and archive film footage, these are ordinary words which tell of extraordinary lives. They are letters from a small town.

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Roman Villa

Using archaeological survey data and cross referencing with other known Romano British villa sites of a similar size, the team were able to create an interpretation which provided the first visual clues about the size and range of buildings since the first antiquarian excavations which took place in the 18th century. The site had been much disturbed over the years, but the volunteer group had extensively surveyed a large area and were able to supply new data which enabled us to bring the site to life for the first time.

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World War One

Great War Project The brief for the project was to create a contemporary portable heritage resource in the form of a series of touch screen units to be used in schools and community venues across the town and surrounding villages. These would feature documentary-style clips, actor reconstructions, audio recordings, a memorial gallery as well as a data base containing extensive information and images of the 500 soldiers from the area who served and died in the Great War.

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The Iron Age

The Iron Age. Discover about the age of iron, hill forts, tribes and warfare. A complete, cross-curricular teaching resource for KS2, that includes key facts, cartoons, videos, as well as activities and lesson plans. More in the series The Bronze Age, Neolithic, Mesolithic and Palaeolithic www.teachingtopics.co.uk

The Minster Church

The main makeup of the walls of the Late Anglo-Saxon Minster Church would have been flint with possibly some greensand rubble and a thin screed run over the surface. Any stone for windows and quoins would have been ‘imported’ perhaps from Chilmark or more likely have being robbed from ruined buildings at a nearby Roman site. The type of timber belfry at Breamore (Hants) is thought by Harold Taylor (source, Anglo-Saxon Architecture) to have been a typical type of late Anglo-Saxon date and this is the basis for the timber belfry in our reconstruction.

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Trinitarian Project

The purpose of the project was to create a visual interpretation of the lost medieval priory of the Trinitarian Order , using a number of non-intrusive surveying methods which produced a series of results. These results indicated possible structures relating to this period of history. Working alongside experts and cross-referencing with other known sites, we were able to create a 3d virtual model showing how the priory may have looked like during 1369, the late medieval period.

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World War II

Dilton Marsh was the focus of a project, the aim of which was to collate memories and research the heritage of the village during WW2 . The project examined rural and family life, home front and home guard as well as the effect war had on the village school. It also looked at the history of the American GI’,s who were stationed locally which included African American troops, who were in segregated units. The group made audio recordings of people in the village who had memories of that time.

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Castle Cary Castle

A geophysical survey involving community volunteers, revealed massive masonry structures within an inner bailey. The outer bailey appeared to contain a rectangular structure contained within a curtain wall, which did not correspond to the standing earthen ramparts. This feature had an overall ground plan with strong similarities to the contemporary stone keep/fortified hall at Castle Rising in Norfolk. Like Castle Cary, Castle Rising is set within massive earthworks defining an inner and outer bailey .


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