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Great Excavations

Great excavations
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We know how beautiful the Larmer Tree Gardens are above ground, but have you ever wondered what lies below? The Festival sits at the centre of the historic Cranborne Chase which is not only an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but also home to some of the best preserved archaeological sites in Southern England! For over 200 years antiquarians and archaeologists have been digging in this landscape, making incredible discoveries dating from prehistoric times through the middle ages. Join Adrian Green, Director of local Salisbury Museum, for a talk which’ll uncover some of the major finds and unearth the link between the pioneering archaeologist General Pitt-Rivers and the Larmer Tree Gardens.

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