In January 2009, the National Trust received three archaeologists who worked for a six week period on the archaeological excavations in the escape area.
Those works attracted the interest of students who visited the site to experience first hand the work done by archaeologists. Some of them expressed interest in becoming archaeologists themselves. Others were students of history who were mainly interested in learning how their ancestors lived.
Indeed some artifacts were found and changes in soil patterns which would give clues as to how the early settlers lived were detected.