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8. Projects


October 2016

This section will be revised soon. A newer section (Archaeology) contains more recent details.

With lots of help from the University of Kent, we will soon be back at our latest dig site. For those of you that don’t know we have a very interesting site. For the last year or so it has given us hundreds of pottery shards and our recent excavation revealed Romano British / Roman occupation post holes, trackway, Late Roman corn-drying ovens, trenches plus lots more pottery and coins.

A recent Geo Phys of the site has got us very excited,  and we can’t wait to get back this summer. So if you not a member and would like to know more please contact us or just pop along to one of our monthly meetings or see our events page.

We also have some good projects in the pipeline including

our villa site

 more info soon.

Current Field Work Update

All our fieldwork of the last few years has been dedicated to one site near the village of Hatcliffe and around Caistor
These have been terrific sites for us and below is a brief synopsis of our progress.

2006 every excavation starts with a detailed field walk

Our early trenches in 2007 revealed very little. We simply tried to plot crop marks from aerial photos. This isn’t as easy as it sounds.

2008 the joys of Geophys
Bingo we land right in the centre. Thanks to Kent university and Dr Willis taking an interest in the site,  we managed to get a geophysical survey of the area. This was also the start of our finds of 100s pottery shards, all from the Roman period, there were a few earlier bits but not many.
The picture above shows the extent of the dig in 2007, it’s in the industrial part of the site. Most features cover  the 2nd 3rd 4th century .

The site just gets better,  we find corn-drying ovens, workshops and boundary ditches.
Again 100s of pottery shards some Samian and some 50 coins from the 1st to the 4th century
Also what we believe to be early 1st century features, also  some coins to back that up



One Response to 8. Projects

  1. chrisc

    Grimsby History fair Aprill the 9th ,2011 more details to follow.

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