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Middle Nene Archaeological Group

“Diggery-Do” at Elton, 02 July 2011

On the first weekend of July 2011, MidNAG joined with the Elton Historical Society to carry out a Time Team style “Big Dig”, that the children of Elton called “Diggery-Do”. 18 families and individuals dug 1m² test pits in their gardens and on the village greens, with help from MidNAG members. A follow-up session to assess the finds is to be arranged.

Gallery

Digging in the flower beds
Elton Dig July 2011
An iron plate is exposed at the base of the topsoil
Elton Dig July 2011
A pit full of pottery is cut by the corner of the trench
Elton Dig July 2011
A stash of well-preserved bottles
Elton Dig July 2011
The detritus of a couple of hundred years of occupation
Elton Dig July 2011
A short dig in a former farmyard
Elton Dig July 2011
A shallow trench though though the cobbles of a former farmyard onto damp sand and gravel (river terrace deposits)
Elton Dig July 2011