Archaeology

Market Lavington Museum is entirely run by volunteers. All our workers do what they do for love – not money. They all have areas of knowledge and expertise and one or two of them have specific museum based knowledge and have had training in some areas.

However, we are not an Archaeology museum for we have no staff trained to deal with the truly ancient items that may need real specialist skills to conserve them.

This doesn’t mean we don’t have archaeological items but for the most part such items go to the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Museum at Devizes where they have professional staff.

A while ago some flints were brought to our museum which had been found on Fiddington Sands. They look to be worked or napped, but really they need to get to Devizes for proper identification.

Worked flints found in the Fiddington area between Market Lavington and Easterton

Worked flints found in the Fiddington area between Market Lavington and Easterton

There are four flints here. The larger stone at the bottom is local sandstone.

These items were brought to us by Pat when he was leaving Kings Road and writing his book about the area (We have copies for sale at the museum). In Pat’s inimitable way, he had added a little cartoon.

Pat's take on Kings Road in pre-historic times

Pat’s take on Kings Road in pre-historic times

Now there’s as bit of fun by a local person about a local area.

Let’s finish by thanking the many local people who support our museum and who make items available to us. We depend on you.

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