Melbourn Village College makes no bones about archaeology display
PUBLISHED: 17:01 15 February 2018
Findings from an excavation of a field in Melbourn have been displayed at the village college for all to see.
An Oxford Archaeology East team discovered between August and December last year, that not only did it contain Mesolithic and early Neolithic artifacts, but also there were finds from the Bronze Age.
Project fieldwork officer Stuart Ladd said: “One of the pits contained antlers of red and roe deer, and an elk – one of the largest deer species which is not even a native of this part of the world.
“Further excavations disclosed a further double ditched one that was truncated by an early Medieval ditch. In its centre was a Beaker period burial of an adolescent crouched on its side, holding a flint knife, just centimeters from the hollow way of the road.”
Community archaeology manager Clemency Cooper said: “It is very important to share the results of our excavations with the public. We work closely with local schools and other public bodies. This has been a really good community event, with lots of local interest, and very well attended.”