£70k grant to continue Hauxley archaeology dig

A project which has unearthed Neolithic remains, a Bronze Age burial cairn and Roman pottery has been awarded an extra £70,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Rescued from the Sea Community Archaeology Project at Low Hauxley was due to end this week, but thanks to the funds it will be able to continue for another three weeks.

Steve Lowe, head of conservation at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, said: “We are really pleased.

“It is a really good outcome and we are thankful to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“This money allows us to do additional work and allow additional pieces of the jigsaw to be slotted together.

“It will allow us to not just look at the tsunami layer but also what is underneath it.”