Ralph Mills

RALPH AT LARGE


BOXFIELD FARM, CHELLS, STEVENAGE


For a year I directed the excavations at Boxfield Farm, Chells, on the edge of Stevenage, on a site destined to become a housing estate. I had great teams of Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust professionals and local volunteers and very much enjoyed the project, but my path took me in a different, non-archaeological direction. I’m still sad that I didn’t see the project through to its conclusion, and abandoning archaeology at that moment was a mistake, but I had fun working in London.

Going, C J & Hunn, J R 1999 Excavations at Boxfield Farm, Chells, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Hertford: Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust (Report 2)

In progress, 20th January 2022

Some Chells moments

archaeologists in a shallow trench
Work began on the east side of the site, where the topsoil was stripped by machine in long trenches.
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archaeologists in a shallow trench
Excavating the first trenches.
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archaeologists in a shallow trench
Excavating the first trenches.
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archaeologists in an open area excavation
Later, a large area was opened up.
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primary school children excavating
Boxfield Fram, Chells: Children from a nearby primary school joined in the excavation.
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a formal photograph of a primary school class
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a formal photograph of a primary school class
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a formal photograph of a primary school class
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a formal photograph of a primary school class
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a formal photograph of a primary school class
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