Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Visit to Sedgeford archaeological dig

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On Monday 19th July we joined a group and visited the dig being conducted at Sedgeford in Norfolk on a late Saxon site in existence between 800-900 AD.
Our guide was the well known author,lecturer and archaeologist Neil Faulkner above.
The dig has continued for many years and in the earlier iron age level was found the cow horn with nineteen gold stators well reported at the time.
The students were camping on Bone fields where that find as discovered and in fact was the cemetery for the settlement.

Look at the miden in the layers here bones of animals and oyster shells.
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This helper was identifying very small fines such as shells and carbonized grain .

A magnetometer used to read disturbances under the ground and by different flux patterns can show buildings or here industrial areas for metal working and ovens.
On a higher flatter area was evidence of Roman occupation with many finds on display.An oven was found and on it's last firing a body had been in the oven !!

Friday, 10 June 2016

June 2016 Find of the month












Roman figurine of Mars....Nice one !









Beach finds

Key of the 18th Century
Henry groat



Tincomarus quarter stater
A personal seal


Even this time of the year with crops growing quickly some lucky people still have places to search....but not for me your host   JB
Well done everybody and thank you for sharing your finds..


Friday, 11 March 2016

Hams Farm Day Out Sunday March 6th 2016



John and Sue raring at the day start                                                  The finding of a Viking strap end
Viking Strap end look for the Raven
Saxon disc brooch




George 3rd sixpence as a love token


Roman Sestertius





Lead Seal

Bangle under investigation as to age


Terminal of the bangle