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Archaeological open day at Tarmac’s North Yorkshire Killerby quarry

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

Archaeological Research Services has undertaken excavation across 11 ha. of the quarry for more than 10 years. So far this has yielded remains from the Mesolithic (9700 BC – 4000 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.

The open day will be held on 21 August between 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Tours of the site will last approximately 1 hour. The quarry is located approximately 19 km to the south of Darlington and 11 km to the west of Northallerton, immediately to the east of the A1 trunk road.

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

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