Butser Ancient Farm

Following a very interesting talk by Maureen Page, Education Director at Butser Ancient Farm, earlier this year, we were fortunate to be given a tour of the site by David Freeman, who heads up the practical construction of the experimental building project.

We started at a new Mesolithic area, which is being created to accommodate the new schools’ curriculum being introduced from Autumn 2014. We moved onto the Iron Age buildings, many of which have been there for a number of years. It was explained how the construction process has changed since the project started more than 30 years ago.

Finally we visited the Romano British villa constructed from information gleaned during excavations at Sparsholt. The visit proved fascinating, especially seeing the progress made since the Society’s first involvement in 1973.