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Boltby Scar hillfort excavation

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Boltby Scar is an important Iron Age site in the south west of the National Park. 

As part of the Lime & Ice project, three excavations took place in 2009, 2011 and 2012 at Boltby Scar hillfort. The archaeologist team, supported by volunteers, worked on the site hoping to find out about the hillfort’s original construction, its subsequent defensive uses and its relationship to other features in the wider landscape.

The area around Sutton Bank was an important site for Iron Age man. As well as Boltby Scar hillfort, there is a second hillfort at Roulston Scar and defensive earthworks.

A final report is being written by Professor Dominic Powlesland from the Landscape Research Centre, which will cover all three excavations. Once published, it will be made available on this website. An interim report is available to download here.

You can also look back at the excavation blog which was written by undergraduate archaeology students from the University of York and documented each day at the excavation site.