Fascinating talk about amazing archaeological findings

About 60 people enjoyed a very informative, well-illustrated and entertaining talk in the village hall on 19 March

Ryan Watts, Learning & Community Engagement Officer from the Petersfield Museum, provided lots of information about the recent community archaeology project ‘People of the Heath’ which has confirmed that Petersfield Heath is the densest concentration of Bronze Age round barrows in the south east of England, dating from 4,000 years ago.

The talk also revealed details of ‘the Buriton Hoard’ which consists of four attractive bronze ornaments (two bracelets and two necklaces, known as torcs) which date from the Middle Bronze Age period (c1400-1250 BC).

This ‘hoard’ was found in the parish in 2016 and the Petersfield Museum has been able to acquire it (under the provisions of the Treasure Acts) thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous benefactor.