TCARP

Tintagel Castle Archaeology Research Project TCARP. Shadow Tor Studios teamed up with Cornwall Archaeology Unit to digitaly capture and record the excavations and finds at Tintagel Castle for English Heritage.

Excavations have revealed the outlines of buildings, and provided evidence of far-flung connections. Sherds of amphorae (storage jars), pieces of fine plates and bowls and fragments of decorated glass vessels show that the people living here were trading with the Mediterranean world.More of this sort of material has been found at Tintagel than any other site in Britain. We therefore assume that this was a high-status settlement, possibly seasonally occupied by regional leaders or kings of Dumnonia.



Barrow Hill: The Dark Path

Follow the Dark Path into a world of Druidic lore and Celtic myths. It is the Autumn Equinox on Barrow Hill, a time of great power, when the ancient standing stones are at their most powerful and dangerous. You have one night to make the offerings, follow the Dark Path and escape Barrow Hill.

It is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal, exactly as they were a decade ago. You have returned to the scene of the crime, seeking answers. Could such an event happen again? What trials and offerings await? As you leave the car behind, and step into the dark world of the old woods, you wonder whether you seek the truth, or you are following the Dark Path.

Barrow Hill - The Dark Path


Reading The Hurlers

A geo-archaeological project focusing on the early Bronze Age site of the Hurlers Stone Circles, near the village of Minions, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. A geological survey of the moor's granite resources aimed to identify the sources of granite which the standing stones of the Hurlers Stone Circles were hewn from.

An archaeological excavation with Cornwall Archaeology Unit, looked at a new site a potential 'fourth' Circle. Further survey work also identified and recorded Stone Row alignments crossing the moorland.

Shadow Tor Studios provided media coverage during the project, including the 3D trench scanning during the archaeological excavation.



Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle

Somewhere deep within the woods of Cornwall, a timeless force is stirring. Unseen beneath the ancient burial mound, known locally as Barrow Hill, a forgotten myth awakens. Following in the footsteps of the wellknown archaeologist, Conrad Morse, you will discover that the barrow is more than just a collection of forgotten standing stones and Experience the detailed and immersive storyline yourself, in this great point-and-click adventure.

The eerie Cornish landscape is brought to life like never before. Arriving during the Autumn Equinox you have one night to unravel a sinister story. Explore the well trodden pathways across the land, seek clues in almost forgotten shrines and experience the ancient forces which exist in the standing stone monument known as Barrow Hill.



Bracken Tor

The Bloodmoon has risen. The winter wind is upon the moor. The aurora maybe enchanting, but it is a warning. This has happened before. Is there more to the Beast Sighting Story? Something is hunting, something feral, ancient and terrible. The Wild Hunt upon us and you might be the prey.

After the discovery of livestock, ripped to shreds, torn apart and devoured, there has been a murder - a vicious, brutal killing - out on the mist shrouded moorland. The beast has a taste for blood...our blood.

Survive a night on the mysterious moor, with only the canvas of your tent as protection. Listen out for the sounds, look out for the tell tale signs, or flee in fear when the pack closes in.

You are a bold journalist, always looking for the next 'big story'. Will you risk your life, for the news story? If so, the ancient rock formation known as Bracken Tor awaits your arrival. The stony outcrop dominates the moor, and boasts several unnerving stories; from unexplainable glowing lights, to this latest horrifying incident. Are some places cursed? Or are they haunted by those who went before?



Glastonbury - The Alchemical Mystery

You have been sent to investigate 'strange phenomena' at Wick Hollow Hall. The house and grounds have been recently restored, with hopes to open to the public. But, there have been 'incidents'. People have been hurt, strange elemental beings have been witnessed in the sedge marshes, churchyard and country lanes. Time slips, ghosts, visitation from 'angels'. Can the witness statements be true? Fairies? Fire spirits? The ghost of Elizabeth I?! Hundreds of thousands of people visit the legendary town and Tor each year, looking to experience the 'magic' that surrounds the famous Tor and ruins. But, is there a real reason the Tor exudes power?

Features: A complete house , gardens and grounds to explore! Realistic weather, day/night cycles and wild, random events. Monitor scientific equipment, to record 'strange phenomena'. Science vs. The Paranormal - tackle puzzles your way.. Use dowsing rods, crystals, E.S.P and other 'out there' practises. Trace ley lines; pinpoint hot spots and conjunction points. A Full cast of actors, from various times and predicaments. Esoteric original soundtrack, with songs composed for the story. Lots of puzzles! Created by Darkling Room and Shadow Tor Studios. Real 3D objects and statuery scanned in the real Glastonbury. Sounds and textures from the mysterious 'Somerset Levels'.



Mapping The Sun

An archaeology excavation project at The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor. It was a good opportunity to 3D map some of the standing stones (The Hurlers) which make up the impressive Stone Circles at Minions.

Learning about life in the Bronze Age and visiting the remains of the roundhouses where the builders of the Hurlers may have lived, as well as Rillaton Barrow, former home of the famous gold cup. Myths and Legends, Astronomy and Archaeology workshops were enjoyed by many throughout the week along with a series of guided walks, flint knapping, small finds and woad dyeing workshops. The project re-excavated a unique pavement excavated initially in the 1930s, and under threat from erosion. During the excavation a Bronze Age cutting tool was found as well as other flakes of flint. The Roseland Observatory was on site all week leading workshops and surveying the landscape and astronomical alignments.



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