Excavating the Archaeologists shoesYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Between 1978 and 1984 archaeologists from what was to become the Landscape Research Centre excavated several Hectares of archaeology ahead of sand extraction at Cook’s Quarry, West Heslerton. Volunteers, including students from Manchester, York, Glasgow and other universities, camped on site during long summer excavations leaving some very unusual objects behind at the end of the excavation season. Each year a large refuse pit was cut and backfilled at the end of the season often with debris from the many excavators. Before the quarry removes the former camp site, new excavations continue to document this site’s particularly important prehistoric past. In this case recovering a pair of Dr. Martens that must be nearly 30 years old! The survival of these shoes was remarkable, they were discarded perhaps in 1980/81 ,and although the threads had decayed the laces and leather were pretty well intact. These maroon DM’s were quite rare at the time and may have belonged to John Hanson who sadly died far too young.