In pictures: Medieval artefacts discovered under Lincoln bus station

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A number of medieval and Saxon artefacts have been found on the site of the old Lincoln bus station.

It is believed some of the pieces found, which include pieces of pottery and animal bones, date back to as late as the 12th and 13th centuries.

After a visit from The Lincolnite, archeologists said that with just three weeks left in their eight week-long dig, they are excited as to what else they can find.

Take a look at just some of the artefacts found on site:

Alistair Macintosh, City Archaeologist at City of Lincoln Council said: “It is one of the largest sites that has been dug in Lincoln for some decades, probably in the last 30 years.

“This area of the city has not really been looked at in any detail before.

“What we’ve got here is a terrace leading down into former wetland and a number of dump deposits that show that land was reclaimed.

“On top of those deposits we have medieval structures and in within those deposits you’ve got lots of dumped material of pottery and bone that demonstrate how people were living in the area.”

Gavin Glover, Archaeological Project Manager at Allen Archaeology, said: “The finds that have come off the site are very interesting in their own right.

“There are some magnificent pieces of pottery in particular, some of those are very large, very highly decorated and look quite spectacular.

“On the site itself we’ve caught part of a medieval building and also a lot of the pits and ditches, which tells us how the site is functioning, which is really quite exciting.”