This year we have been test-pitting with a new project called Bosworth Links, in the town of Market Bosworth in west Leicestershire. Over one weekend in July, as part of the Festival of Archaeology, we dug two of the twenty-five test-pits excavated across the town. In all, over 200 volunteers, students and young archaeologists from the local community took part in the weekend, recovering a remarkable 8,534 individual finds ranging in date from the Early Bronze Age, some 3,500-4,500 years ago, to the present day.
The Project has produced a really great short film about the dig. One of our pits, Test-pit 7, is the first test-pit to feature in the film. Watch it above.
You can read about what we found here:
Test-pit 7 – full report (pdf)
Test-pit 19 – full report (pdf)
Or find out more about the project here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/services/ulas/discoveries/projects/community-archaeology-1/bosworth-links-dig-1-2017