Garboldisham HEFA this week

We’ve just finished our tenth HEFA (Higher Education Field Academy) excavating test pits with a great group of school pupils from south Norfolk. Two days hard digging on 11 different sites has produced  a range of finds of different dates.  Quite of a lot of the pits produced one or two flakes of worked flint of probable prehistoric date, and several also produced medieval pottery.  It was particularly interesting to discover the latter in two completely new sites well out of the present village core – this is showing that some of the more dispersed elements in the settlement pattern around Garboldisham are clearly of early origin.   Although the common-edge settlement south of the village still seems to be essentially fairly recent…  Thanks to everyone who helped out, and especially to Pauline Hinton and everyone who offered their gardens for sites to dig!

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