Devizes Heritage - aims and contact details
Devizes Heritage is a website founded in 2009. It aims to research, interpret and provide educational material about the historic and natural heritage of Devizes and its villages. We are nearing 100,000 unique visitors (different people to the site) - look at the bottom of each page.
Researcher and webmaster is retired school teacher Alan Carter - right. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our major research project at present is research and planning archaeological surveys of the battle of Roundway Down 1643 battlefield site. The economic climate has slowed down planned projects. Charlie Enright of Cranfield University has taken on the torch of investigation. We are planning geophysical surveys of parts of Roundway Down to find the grave sites of the 600 English men killed. .
Dr Chris Scott and Alan are writing a book on the Battle of Roundway Down and its impacts locally and nationally. Uniquely it will contain family biographies of the those who fought at the battle and have provided us with primary accounts.
Chris and Alan have debated and argued about what and how the battle was fought and we have come up with a united interesting story, new findings and testable research hypotheses. The book will be richly adorned with photos, maps and diagrams.
Above left: Alan leading a the Battle of Roundway Down battlefield site for 23 people
Above right: Alan talking to the Devizes U3a History group about the battle of Roundway Down.
Contact Alan Carter
Alan is living in Peru at the moment pursuing a warmer climate, his passion for photography and his interest in Ancient Human Migration to the Americas and pre-ceramic Peru Archaeology - 15,000 BC to about 1500 BC. It might surprise many to learn that pyramid building civilization, not the Inca!!, developed in Peru slightly before the Egyptians. See the links to this on the Peru Archaeology page on this website.
The photo (right) is taken is on the coast of north central Peru. Ancient post ice age boat travellers reached this coast by at least 14000 years ago.
This sea is the richest in the world due a cold current, which moderates a tropical desert climate to a pleasant climate. Wild fruit, vegetable and birds were used by these hunter gathers who subsisted and then thrived on the rich fish and shell fish resource. Garden horticulture developed and by 5000 BC agriculture with irrigated channels were beginning. Civilization with monument building started here on the coast by about 3300 BC. This village town of Aspero developed a trade with farmers further up the Caral Valley on the Supe river. They traded fish, often dried, for cotton and vegetables.
CONTACT Alan Carter
Whilst in Peru Alan is happy to add and modify things on the Devizes Heritage website. He is in regular contact with Devizes and readers of the website. E-mail is wonderful!
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