We need your help fund the Swandro Excavation
Swandro is a unique opportunity to totally excavate an undisturbed Neolithic chambered tomb using modern scientific methods, but the sea continues to destroy the site and the erosion edge is now perilously close to the burial chamber. The 2018 excavation showed that there is a complex sequence of later Iron Age buildings constructed in and around the chambered tomb mound, including a massive Iron age roundhouse which formed the focus of our 2019 excavation, as the later buildings have to be ecorded and excavated before we can excavate the tomb itself,
We need to fund 8-week seasons in the future to have any chance at all of completing the excavation before the sea swallows the site. The cancellation of our 2020 and 2021 excavations due to the Covid-19 pandemic is a major blow, and makes the 2022 excavation all the more important - we simply do not know how much damage the winter storms will have done to the site in the intervening years. We hope to dig for much longer in 2022 to help compensate for the loss of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but that depends on successful fundraising. Our main source of funding for the dig is from public donations, and the excavation cannot continue without your support - please help!
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The entrance passageway to the chambered tomb at Swandro, the figure in the checked shirt is sitting roughly over where the main burial chamber lies, with the slope of the beach running down to the left