The site is a Late Iron Age to 4th century AD Romano-British enclosure and farmstead. Features include numerous post holes and pits, and a series of very large ditches forming an earlier enclosure. One area strewn with animal bones over a flint cobbled surface is believed to be the site of a butchery location. Finds have included a complete cow and dog burial, and last season a baby burial was found in one of the ditches.
The pottery is well stratified and shows a wide period of occupation with the large ditches producing a number of almost complete pots. Metal finds include coins, brooches, a child’s bracelet and a torque shaped silver ring.
The excavation will commence on Saturday 30th March and will continue until the end of October. No experience is necessary and training will be given. You have to become a member of the society to be covered by our insurance and the cost is £12 (or £6 student). Volunteers must be aged 16 or over, and all participants must be inoculated against tetanus.
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