Why Archaeologists Are Digging In A Field In Fontmell

An archaeological dig is underway in a field adjacent to Springhead Trust at Fontmell Magna. There have been some interesting prehistoric finds in this area.

One week into this current excavation, archaeologist Julian Richards says he’s not been disappointed.

Julian Richards and Catherine Simmonds at the dig site

In our interview, Julian explains why this part of North Dorset could reveal a great deal about the way people used to live before organised farming. Julian tells us what his ultimate find would be and why its discovery would put Fontmell on the map.