will it work…

And today we tried to lift a soil peel of a section at Boltby Scar – using latex and a cloth backing. This is a technique used in the 1980s at West Heslerton, and used throughout Europe. But times have changed and so have the chemicals available – so fingers-crossed it works.

The excavated section shows the turf of the rampart of the hillfort and looks just like some of the art-architecture rammed earth walls created over the last few years by Rowland Keable and Martin Rauche.

You can see the artist in action here:


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Louise Cooke - landscapes, archaeology, earth buildings and other interesting things
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