New Forest History & Archaeology Group

The Trust provided a grant to the New Forest History & Archaeology Group to fund the carbon dating of boiling mounds in the New Forest.

Boiling mounds (burnt stone mounds) are sites where stones were heated in a fire and then dropped into water to boil it. There are over 300 boiling sites in the New Forest (most are from the Bronze age (2,400BC – 700BC) and the Group has been instrumental in helping locate them.

The Group’s work not only adds to our knowledge of the Forest’s past but also enables them to provide advice on the location, to help ensure their protection.

The Group has limited resource and the Trust was pleased to make a donation to support its valuable research work in the Forest.

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