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Castleton 2008

Castleton 2008 Pottery Report

Castleton 2009 Test Pit Location Map

Six test pits were dug in Castleton in 2008 as part of an extended HEFA which involved secondary school participants from Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire working together. For the Cambridgeshire students, the excavation was preceded by two days exploring the surrounding landscape on foot to gain understanding of it development over more than three millennia.  The earliest ceramic material recovered was post-Conquest in date, but this was found in very small quantities: test pits CAS/09/2, CAS/09/3 and CAS/09/5 produced just a single abraded sherd each, with none found in any of the other pits. Further work is planned for 2009.