THE ESTON HILLS dominate today’s industrial landscape of the Tees estuary and the rugged coastline of north-east England. The community moors, wetlands and woodlands are a wildlife haven that also bear testament to human endeavour since the end of the last Ice Age – 12,000 years ago.
ICE AND FIRE is a community project which aims to explore, record and celebrate the evidence for over ten thousand years of human life, death, ingenuity and persistence. This rescue archaeology venture is one of a number in Cleveland, south of the Tees. Visit our main website Cleveland Archaeology to learn more, and discover how to get involved – everybody is welcome! Our projects are funded by Heritage Lottery North-East and the Big Lottery, with support from many partner organizations.