- Place:- Burrough Hill
- Dates of site:– Iron Age
- Site Type:- Hill Fort
- Website:- Burrough Hill Fort Webpage, Leicestershire Council: Burrough Hill, Burrough Hill Research Blog
- Summery:- Burrough Hill Fort is currently being excavated by the University of Leicester, the LYAC members have been getting their hands dirty helping out University project.
The Burrough Hill Event excavation was a great afternoon. After a look at some of the star finds so far we looked round the two trenches to see the Early Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman features found – round houses, pits and ditches, including what may be only the second 4000 year old house found in Leicestershire. We then got down to some excavation. It was very hot but everyone found things – animal bones, Iron Age and Roman pottery and some flint (and a few fossils!). A good afternoon’s work!
During the dig, the YAC members found Iron Age Pottery and animal bones.
Photos from June 2014
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Photos from June 2011- 2012