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This website is all about using your imagination and discovering the people and places of Dartmoor's past through Exeter museum's collections.

Using your creativity, the collections and background information we invite you to add your Moor Story to the website.

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  • Presence and absence at a deserted village

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    Presence and absence at a deserted village

    This creative site-based project took place in 2005.

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  • Bridford in the Mesolithic Period

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    Bridford in the Mesolithic Period

    Between 12,000 and 6000 years ago, people had not yet discovered metals and used stone to make most of their tools and weapons.

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  • The Giant Chair

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    The Giant Chair

    Happening on the giant chair on a winter's day with patches of snow on the path it looked almost alien.

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  • Farming Thoughts

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    Farming Thoughts

    Whenever I see the objects from Dinna Clerks in the museum I always wonder what life must have been like for the people who used them.

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  • Caught knapping

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    Caught knapping

    Growing up in the Chilterns and West Sussex I saw plenty of flint both in the fields and in museums.

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  • Lydford Coins

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    Lydford Coins

    Lydford was one of a number of Anglo Saxon coin-minting centres.

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