Archaeology and the River Jordan
by Andrew B. Powell
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This colourful 16 page booklet tells the story of the River Jordan, which rises at the base of the Dorset chalk and meanders through the secluded village of Sutton Poyntz on its brief course to the sea. The history of settlement in the valley, from at least the Mesolithic through to the present day, has revolved around the river. The earlier settlements, and a medieval chapel, have recently been brought to light by archaeological excavation on the site of a new water pumping station (published in full in By a Crystal Brook, also available from Wessex Archaeology.