September 4, 2020 3.04 pm This story is over 15 months old

Dig starts for Saxon remains Lincoln village cemetery

Searching artefacts from the early Anglo-Saxon era

Archaeologists have started their search for Saxon remains at a village cemetery near Lincoln.

The dig of the area began on September 1 and has been live-streamed on the Searching for Saxons Facebook page, which posts live updates as things are found.

It is a project run by Lincolnshire County Council which aims to preserve the cemetery after it was discovered in 2019.

The site is a mile away from the village of Cammeringham and will be dug up to try and find artefacts from the early Anglo-Saxon era.

The cemetery has been hidden for over 1,600 years, with the earliest discovery of settlement dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries.

So far a double burial has been found, as well as numerous brooches picked up by the search team’s metal detectors.

The project, run by Network Archaeology, will run from Tuesday, September 1 to Friday, September 11.

Aerial shots of the excavation were captured to show the team at work.

Plenty of exciting finds so far. Photo: James Buckland

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