St Marys Headland, Seaham,Co.Durham, UK 
Archeological Dig - August 1999

These pages are intended to allow Seaham Harbour folk word-wide to follow the development of a archeological dig, commissioned by Durham County Council, on the headland surrounding the ancient Church of St Mary the Virgin, Seaham, Co. Durham UK.
The work commenced on Monday, 16th August 1999 and follows an earlier dig  in the garden of Seaham Hall Lodge which revealed a human burial site dating back to 660AD - 880AD.
Our intention is to provide a pictorial record of the dig, to describe the whole process of a typical dig for educational purposes and to feature those involved in the process and their approach to the work they are carrying out.


The Site:

The dig begins at Location A on the map. This is a small area just south of Seaham Hall Lodge and within a few metres of the garden fence.

The Team:
The team of archeologists and volunteer helpers is led by Naill Hammond, Chief Archeologist for Durham County Council.

Day 1(16th August 1999):
Naill Hammond and his professional colleagues arrived on site at 8:30am.