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Prehistoric flints and medieval pottery found in gardens

PUBLISHED: 18:36 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 28 August 2018

Pictured are Wreningham residents and archaeologists digging a successful test-pit in the village during August. 
Photo: Keith Morris

Pictured are Wreningham residents and archaeologists digging a successful test-pit in the village during August. Photo: Keith Morris

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A community archaeology project has uncovered prehistoric flints and medieval pottery in people’s gardens in Wreningham.

The artefacts were found in five test-pits dug in different gardens in the south Norfolk village between August 11 and 12.

Archaeologist Steve Hickling, who is leading the project, said: “Victorian pottery and little bits of tile were unsurprisingly found in all the test-pits and almost all also yielded prehistoric burnt flints pot-boilers.

“Two of the pits yielded medieval pottery including one which produced some rather large sherds and suggests medieval occupation before the current c.17th century timber-framed farmhouse was built.

All the artefacts recovered will be cleaned and passed to an expert for dating.

The next step is to excavate a more test-pits in the coming weeks. To get involved or to allow a test pit in your garden, email steve.hickling@norfolk.gov.uk.

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