Saturday 23rd September was bright and sunny - the perfect sort of day for the start of the second year of the Pan Archaeology project.

Eleven enthusiastic volunteers arrived at the Isobel Centre, Pan, Newport at 11.00am all ready to join staff from Wessex Archaeology searching the fields nearby for clues about Pan’s past. We were looking for bits of pottery, flint and bone which might tell us more about the people who lived here long ago. And we do mean long ago! There were people at Great Pan some 500,000 years ago!

The star find of the day’s field-walking was a flint blade which was probably made by one of these earliest inhabitants of the Isle of Wight.

The project continues on Saturdays until November 18th, so if you would like to be part of it, please contact Steve D’Giacoma on 01983 814 260