Prehistoric flints and medieval pottery found in gardens
PUBLISHED: 18:36 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:36 28 August 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.