The Hurlers excavationSaltash U3A has recently been awarded £33,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), for an exciting project called Reading the Hurlers.  The community geo-archaeological project focuses on the early Bronze Age site of the Hurlers stone circles, near the village of Minions, Bodmin Moor.  As part of the project, volunteers will undertake a geological survey and produce a profile of the area’s granite resources which will aim to identify the sources of granite which the standing stones of the Hurlers were quarried from.  In September 2016, an archaeological excavation of a potential new stone circle, situated very close to the Hurler’s complex will be undertaken by Cornwall Archaeological Unit.  This excavation is supported by a grant from Cornwall Archaeological Society and members of CAS are invited to take part in the excavation alongside members of Saltash U3A.  Financial support from Cornwall Heritage Trust has meant that Reading the Hurlers will also include a comprehensive programme of school visits and activities.  For more information and for schools who would like to take part, please contact the Project Co-ordinator, Emma Stockley mailto:geologyatthehurlers@gmail.com