Archaeology in Blackfen

As far as I know archaeology has never been attempted in Blackfen. So I thought I would have a go and see what would happen!

I made a start on the garden of the house where I grew up. I have already done some research on it. It was built in the 1930s, on land which was farmland, and before that, woodland. What could possibly be found there? Perhaps there might be some animal bones, or objects dropped by farm labourers, or perhaps even a neolithic stone tool!

Here is the test pit:

Test pit

Test pit

Despite digging to a depth of one metre (in solid clay!) my finds were only 20th century ones.

Finds... all 20th century!

Finds… all 20th century!

 

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