During three seasons of excavation at Parkhouse Farm and four at West End Farm, Hemingbrough, Beech Farm at North Duffield, Hard Moor Farm and Cannon House Farm at Wheldrake we uncovered hundreds of glacially worn cobles in Iron Age contexts. Almost all of these had fresh-
It has been said that pre-
One interesting side issue is that in Trench 1 at Cannon House Farm in 2019, a training trench of which I was always in charge, giving tuition to children and any newcomers, the ring-
So how effective are pot boilers? I decided to find out.I called into use an old cast iron barbecue and lit a fire. When it was up to heat I dropped in the cobbles and left them to heat up. I then extracted the stones a couple at a time using sticks as tongs and dropped them into the water in a saucepan and lo and behold instant boiling water. Extremely efficient though the water was very murky but then, perhaps, the Parisii or Brigantes, or whichever tribe inhabited North Duffield were not too particular.
Heating the stones
Dropping in the stones