Kerrie Hoffman

The Iron Age hillfort at Boltby Scar formed the location for our first year field school, after which we were informed we would no longer be undugs and that digging was the best thing you could do with your clothes on! Many of us had never been to an archaeological site before so this was a great opportunity to learn, or be put off for life in some cases. I came to love digging and in turn volunteered for an extra week. Our assignment was to create a poster about the site for which was also my first experience of creating visual reconstructions.

Boltby Scar is located on the North York Moors, strategically positioned allowing for good visibility across the Tees Valley. Connectivity between sites can also be seen with several hillforts along what is now know as the Cleaveland Way, This marks a prehistoric route which was distinguished by…

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