Subject What do 134 holes in the ground tell us about life in the village?
June Barnes
January 11, 2017


The archaeological programme started with Cambridge University back in 2007 has continued up to the present day. The holes range from large trenches which unearthed the medieval corn-drier to shovel pits used to identify areas which might be worth future investigation.

The pottery found in each dig is cleaned and identified. Where possible we use the reference collection we have assembled prior to getting an expert to verify the pottery type. The presence of pottery shows that the site was inhabited at that time, the absence  or small numbers of certain pottery types is being used to analyse and estimate the affects of the plague in the countryside. The pattern of finds in the pottery distribution across the village can be compared with other sites in East Anglia.