Geocache: Towner Eastbourne - So much more to it
About Dig Deep
Dig Deep shares memories, stories and ideas of local people and brings together voices with unique connections to and perspectives on an archaeological dig that took place in Eastbourne (St Anne’s Hill) in 1997. Through a series of conversations, thoughts around identity, legacy, movement and belonging are sensitively explored, all in connection to a grave site of an unknown female (Frankish Woman) and the objects that were excavated alongside her. Listening to this, you will sense the patience, care, thrill and wonder of discovering the fascinating artefacts that were unearthed, and how these objects continue to connect us.
In Dig Deep II, you will hear reflections on three grave goods excavated from the St Anne's Hill site; the dress pin, a zoomorphic brooch and glass claw beaker.
Dig Deep is a new audio work, by artist Karolina Raczynski and combines extracts from many interviews recorded over zoom during the UK’s third national lock-down, with contributions gratefully received from:
Kelly Van Doorn
With thanks to Archaeology South-East UCL, Eastbourne Natural History & Archaeological Society and Heritage Eastbourne.
Dig Deep, pt II (GC97E8Z)
The cache objects you’ve also discovered have been made by artist Amy Leung with members of the Eastbourne YMCA LGBTQ+ youth group. These geocaches reveal many engraved marks and embellished layers and textures made with the young people through making and conversation, in connection to their personal objects and the qualities these shared with the grave goods unearthed in the St Anne’s Hill excavation. Don't forget to log your find.