Monthly Archives: June 2013

Whitehall: iron age pot and enclosure ditch

by Jeremy Cooper

Five days of test pitting ended yesterday. Pits were dug in the Iron Age Field or IAF (better known as the villa car park) …

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and The Paddock just up the hill from the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery (labelled ASC) …

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Test pit 4 in the IAF proved to be the most interesting and soon became a fully-fledged  trench …

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Iron age pot was found in it …

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… and the enclosure ditch that Steve has been hunting at last put in an appearance …

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Reintering the Saxon remains

By Jeremy Cooper

Here are some photos of today’s event. Sorry there are no shots of people – I was videoing during the ceremony itself. The video, produced by Harry Young, will be on YouTube when it is ready. There will be a link to it from this site.

The grave was prepared just over the hedge from where the cemetery was found.

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These are the new grave goods buried with the remains, to replace the ones we have kept.

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The sun shone. The mood was serious but not sombre.

Wise words of thanks were spoken.

Earth was scattered …

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BBC Radio Northants preview of re-interment

Read the online article here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-23000616#story_continues_1




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