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Utrechtse Heuvelrug

In 2020 the Utrechtse Heuvelrug project started and in a record time the entire ice pushed ridged was investigated. Thousands of potential new burial mounds, Celtic fields and cart tracks have been discovered.

A flying start

On April 6th, the quest for archaeological heritage on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug started and within 24 hours 46,000 maps were investigated. The enormous enthusiasme with which people participated meant that each map could be investigated by as many as 60 people, incresing the reliability of the sample. After only a single month the entire ice pushed ridge of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug was investigated.

On the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, the project is carried out by Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht (Landscape Heritage Utrecht) and Leiden University and financed by the Province of Utrecht and the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The fieldwork on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug is made possible by additional funds of the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, the province of Utrecht and the KF Hein fund. Interested in joining the fieldwork? Check the page Fieldwork for current fieldwork options.

More information on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug project can be found on the website of Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht (Dutch only).

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