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Archaeological Open day at Tarmac’s North Yorkshire’s Killerby Quarry

Tarmac’s Killerby Quarry near Northallerton in north Yorkshire is to be open to the public on August 21 for an archaeological open day. 

Archaeological Research Services (ARS) has undertaken excavations across 11 hectares at the quarry for more than a decade, which has so far yielded remains from the Mesolithic (9,700 BC – 4,000 BC) to the Romano-British period (43 AD – 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 is being held on Wednesday 21 August between 1pm and 6.30pm. Tours of the site will last approximately one hour. 

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

Archaeological Open day at Tarmac’s North Yorkshire’s Killerby Quarry

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