Thursday, 24 May 2018

Clevelands Prehistoric forest uncovered on the coast of Redcar .

A piece of Dogger land was recently uncovered by rough sea's amazingly well preserved prehistoric forest stumps and more where discovered .

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Clevelands Prehistoric stone fishing sinker .

I excavated this piece from the Stainton gravel beds 2 years ago , ime now sure it was used as a fishing sinker , and ime also sure like many other worked stones I've discovered it is made from a flint not from this area , confirming my theory of an ice dam release causing major flooding that killed both Humans and animals not long after recolonization after the last major cold period .  Making the piece 12 to 17000 ybp in age .

 The deliberate wearing on each side  of the flint speaks for its self .

 Ive found and excavated many fishing related pieces from the Stainton gravel beds reinforcing my theory of a gradual re population of this area before a huge ice dam release from the mouth of the esk valley . 

Prehistoric Engineering

 The gap is almost identical all the way around , the centre is circular and I believe the piece was used to whined a twine of some sort . 

 The rock also appears to have been shaped for some reason . This piece again ime sure is from the Stainton gravel beds dating 12 - 17000 ybp .

The two pieces below were found at an earlier date in the same stretch of water and appear to be made of the same sandstone .


Monday, 30 April 2018

Clevelands Prehistoric pot pieces evcavated at Stainsby

These pot pieces were excavated from what I strongly believe to be a prehistoric sacrificial site in south west Cleveland in the north east of England.

All of these pieces were found close to many preserved unbutchered bones, including Human all in approximately a 15 x 5 metre area very close to an outcrop of the Cleveland Dyke . The same type of  Rock used at Stonehenge .
                  The two pieces above still appear to have burned food remains on the surface

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Tees Archaeology the the right way to find and record stuff .

I have recently been involved in quite a few arguments with so called professional's regarding the rights and wrongs of searching for and recording Archaeological finds . I have been informed via what looks like paste and copy professionals that ime doing it all wrong. I was informed today by the author of another local blog again via post and copy, that I know nothing regarding the area I have worked for the past 30 years, apparently because I have recorded it incorrectly and will not conform to paper reports I have already proved wrong.

I work in deep beck valleys so have to work fast often with out the chance to record finds in the slow often useless manor so called professionals say it should be done , because if I did most finds would be lost forever .        

Sunday, 4 March 2018


 I have recently stumbled across a not so obvious link between Ancient Cleveland  in the North East of England and Cleveland Ohio in the United States. The two modern areas share many similarities including a history of heavy industry, steel works, chemicals, and mining, hard people living in a hard place and being proud of it, but I've discovered the relationship goes much deeper.  

The image above shows the industry in Ancient Cleveland north east England, the image below shows the industry in Cleveland Ohio around the same period in history.

The image above features the Tees Newport bridge in British Cleveland, the image below shows the High Level bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.

General Moses Cleaveland pictured above, a descendent of  the Viking Thorkic, who was the father of Robert of Cleveland born in Ormesby Ancient Cleveland.

Whilst researching I found that Cleveland Ohio was founded and named by General Moses Cleaveland. Research into his ancestry first took me through three generations of American born ancestors, and then to Ipswich on the South East coast of England. Further research eventually lead back to Ancient Cleveland, and a Viking named Thorkic, farther of Robert of Cleveland, who was born in the Viking settlement of Ormesby, which is now the name of a suburb of Middlesbrough in the Viking named area Cleveland.

The image above shows a statue less than a mile away from the probable birth place of Robert son of Thorkic, the ancestors of General Moses Cleaveland the man who gave Cleveland Ohio its name.
So there is no doubt that the ancient area of Cleveland in North east England gave its name to Cleveland Ohio via General Moses .   

President Grover's  ancestors also emigrated from ancient Cleveland in 1635 and were related to General moss .

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Clevelands Prehistoric Human bones excavated and found at Stainsby beck sacraficial site.

 Femurs belonging to prehistoric humans one said to be unusually large when viewed at Durham University.

Prehistoric Human parietal skull piece was found close to one Excavation site not long after flooding this piece was actually found on the water worn outcrop of the Cleveland Dyke.

 Prehistoric human tibia before being fully excavated the tibia was excavated with many more Mammal bones all unbutchered or worked.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Clevelands Magnetic Bones ( Sub Fossils )

A few examples of sub fossils from local deposits that attract a magnet.

This Equus Skull easily attracted a small round rare earth magnet.

                            As did the bones below found and excavated about 3 miles away in fact the first pic show week kids magnets sticking. 

           The two images below show me scraping the inside of a freshly cut bone  after I had thoroughly cleaned it to remove any residual metal from the saw blade, I used a hard plastic scraper the inner bone material was found to be highly magnetic.


The video below shows an experiment I carried out with an antler piece.

Friday, 9 February 2018


This was my very first find regarding the Stainton Gravel beds, this carved bone has never been identified, by any amateur or professional that has viewed it. Sorry these pics aint great as I had to take them with a web cam back then.
                            The Artefact almost certainly had some kind of shaft inserted .  
                                                     The carved surface is easily seen.

                                                      The prongs are almost identical

This piece was given to Peter Row of Tees Archaeology back in 2007 the bloke tried his hardest to get it identified but it never was.