Sunday, July 08, 2012

6th session of ‘Digging the Dirt'

For the 6th session of 'Digging the Dirt' I talked about the site opposite Spitalfields and dug in 1998-9. The site was located between the tracks of Liverpool Street station and the main N-S road of Norton Folgate.

It also lay on the Roman Ermine Street that led to Lincoln and York. The only features from the early period of Roman rule was a ditch which contained pottery of the 1st century and bones of various animals, including a mouse, vole and frogs and a timber-piled building with a clay-lined pit. From the pit came a miniature version of a Highgate C pot only 75mm high.Via