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OPEN MORNING at the

BRIDGE FARM EXCAVATION

Saturday 16th July

Site and Finds once more attract a good crowd despite the soaring temperature

 

 

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New for 2022

A 20 metre extension to the

excavation has been cleared

with new features appearing.

We have once more had an

amazing quantity of finds

including fine ware pottery,

2 iron writing styli and a pair

of bronze tweezers, plus

much, much more!

See Publications page for updated 2022 edition of our site manual 'To CAP it all'

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Culver Project

The 2021 season saw a return to Trench 7 in the centre of our defended Romano-British settlement to further investigate the features we uncovered in 2018-19 (2020 being cancelled due to Covid).  Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and students, the three year's efforts have revealed multiple post holes, large intercutting pits and possible hearths/kilns within Roman-period layers  that are full of a wide variety of pottery, including finewares and samian, and other artefacts including fibula brooches, and bone pins. The coins seem to suggest the main phase of this area to be 2nd-3rd century.

The 2021 season has seen the pits grow even deeper and larger and a new figure-of-eight feature appear beneath the chalk surrounded pile of burnt clay and scattered tesserae in F48. Central feature F38 now appears to be a large rectangular pit adjacent to a deep burning pit. The last days revealed the top of several postholes cut through a ditch heading west from F38. Both F38 & 48 to be further excavated in 2022 plus a new 500sqm area to the north.

The artefacts collected are helping to paint the picture of life in the  Sussex Ouse valley in the Roman period.

The western 20m and the area of the E-W road are being backfilled during August 2021

with the remaining area covered to await the 2022 season.

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