Looking west along the southern flank of Maiden Castle iron age hillfort in Dorset, towards the Hardy Monument. The ditches are not as deep as they once were, and the ramparts were once topped with wooden pallisades. Source Wikimedia Commons
Image credit Jim Champion
 
 
Writing in the Dorset Echo yesterday, Rachael Burnett reports on Time Team’s forthcoming television programme on the South Dorset Ridgeway.
 
TIME Team’s Tony Robinson has come to Dorset to reveal what lies beneath the South Dorset Ridgeway. A film crew from the long-running Channel 4 archaeology TV series visited Dorset County Museum in Dorchester yesterday afternoon for their first day of filming. Tony Robinson and his team will be filming in the area for another 11 days as they unearth the secrets of the Ridgeway.
 

Actor and presenter of the series, Mr Robinson, said he will be exploring Dorset’s rich prehistoric past. He said: “We’re making a Time Team special about the South Dorset Ridgeway. “We’ll be having a look at what it’s made of, why it’s 1,000 feet up in the air when it used to be at the bottom of a seabed and why it was so attractive to ancient people and what they used it for.”

The Ridgeway is a ridge of high land separating Weymouth and Dorchester and Mr Robinson and his team will be investigating the various theories surrounding its origins.

Full article here.