Excavation Report

Newmills, August 2021

For our second archaeological dig, the Centre for Community Archaeology, Queen’s University, excavated a green field site in the village of Newmills, Co. Tyrone, from 9 – 20 August.  Records show that there was once a spade factory, co-operative dairy and a terrace of workers’ houses called Creamery Row in the field. Our thanks to Mihail Bell for the opportunity to excavate his field.

BBCNI television report

BBC Newsline report, 19 August 2021

When Julian Fowler, BBCNI, visited the dig, he recorded the pupils of Newmills Primary School who were taking part in the excavation as part of our project’s Archaeology Summer Scheme.

BBCNI online feature

Published on BBC website, 20 August 2021

Another report from BBC Newsline with even more great interview footage with the excited pupils of Newmills Primary School.

Educational Resources

Some information about the excavation and a selection of classroom activities focusing on the Newmills dig.

Newmills Primary School Archaeology Summer Scheme, Day 1

Thanks to the Great Place Scheme, the pupils of Newmills Primary School had the opportunity to visit the excavation and also take part in a series of entertaining and educational activities and games at the school. Thank you to Rita Calwell and her Active Learning Company for providing all the amazing fun at the school hall and the staff of the Centre for Community Archaeology, QUB, for giving the pupils the chance to be archaeologists for a day. Follow the link for some photos.

Newmills Primary School Archaeology Summer Scheme, Day 2

Follow the link for more photos from the summer scheme.

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