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Old Dalby test pit excavations 2019 – results

Nine test pits were excavated in Old Dalby in October 2019 (Parker 2020) by around 50 local residents supported by the Old Dalby History Group (and the local pub!). One test pit (number 9) was sited in Queensway and produced only modern material, the other eight were located in Old Dalby itself. No material preceding… Read more Old Dalby test pit excavations 2019 – results

Old Dalby – Background to the test pit excavations

Old Dalby¬† is located 15km northeast of Loughborough and 9.5km northwest of Melton Mowbray in the county of Leicestershire. Old Dalby lies west of Dalby Brook on land that slopes from approximately 80m OD in the east to 105m OD at the western edge of the village, with with Queensway a small twentieth century estate… Read more Old Dalby – Background to the test pit excavations

United Kingdom – settlement research and community archaeology to date

In the UK rural settlement has long been an important area of research for medieval archaeologists (Gerrard 2003; Christie and Stamper 2012), and many deserted and shrunken rural settlements have been archaeologically investigated, using a range of techniques. However, medieval settlements which did not become permanently depopulate have been somewhat overlooked. As CORS represent c.… Read more United Kingdom – settlement research and community archaeology to date