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Sutton Common: the excavation of an Iron Age enigma

Acknowledging all those who support the project

The Excavations of the Iron Age Enclosures at Sutton Common are funded by English Heritage and are being undertaken by the Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter and the Wetland Archaeology and Environments Research Centre, University of Hull. The work forms a major part of the Sutton Common Project.

The Sutton Common Project, which includes land acquisitions, wildlife and landscape enhancement, archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evaluations, research and conservation, and engineering works to raise ground-water levels, is spearheaded by the owners of the land, the Carstairs Countryside Trust (CCT), in partnership with English Heritage, English Nature, Countryside Agency, the Universities of Exeter and Hull and Grantham Brundell and Farran.

The Project forms one of the Countryside Agency's trial schemes in the Humberhead Levels 'Value in Wetness' Land Management Initiative, which is seeking new, economically viable and environmentally sustainable approaches to water and land management in the Humberhead levels.

Participation with the Askern Ward Community Partnership over future public access and enjoyment of the site seeks to contribute to the environmental and economic regeneration of this 'Coalfields' area in South Yorkshire.

This Project has been made possible through the co-operation of the Sheard Family Trust and financial support from: English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, English Nature, Countryside Agency, DEFRA (Countryside Stewardship Scheme), Darrington Quarries (Landfill Tax Credits) through WREN - Waste Recycling Environmental, James Goodhart, The Pilgrim Trust and the Universities of Exeter and Hull. Help has also been given by the Doncaster Naturalists Society.

 Last modified: 16 May 2005 by Robert