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Archaeological open day at Killerby Quarry


Ancient artefacts going on show to the public this week at a Tarmac site in North Yorkshire   

TARMAC’s Killerby Quarry, near Northallerton, in North Yorkshire, will open to the public on Wednesday this week for an archaeological open day.

Archaeological Research Services (ARS) have undertaken excavations across 11ha at the quarry for more than a decade, which has so far yielded remains from the Mesolithic (9,700– 4,000 BC) to the Romano-British period (43–410 AD).

Recent findings at the quarry include evidence of a Mesolithic timber platform built out into a pond that may have been used for the processing and tanning of wild cattle skins.


Alan Coe, production manager North Yorkshire at Tarmac’s Killerby Quarry, said: ‘We’re really looking forward to welcoming visitors to the quarry when it opens to the public. They are going to be in for a real treat when they come along and get to see some of the great artefacts which have been found at the site.’

The open day will take place on Wednesday 21 August between 1pm and 6.30pm. Tours of the site will last approximately one hour.

The quarry is located some 19km south of Darlington and 11km west of Northallerton, immediately to the east of the A1 trunk road.


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