Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley, Leicestershire

ULAS project investigates how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery under former allotments at Rothley in Leicestershire. The project has offered a rare opportunity to investigate how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places, with Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon people possibly making connections with Bronze Age barrow builders … Continue reading Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley, Leicestershire

Flint knife found near Asfordby

Recent fieldwork near Asfordby in north-east Leicestershire has recovered a significant assemblage of seventy-four worked flints, including forty tools; comprising cores, scrapers and piercers. The remainder of the assemblage was made up of flakes, some of which had been retouched. One noteworthy find was an unusual scale-flaked knife (which coincidentally resembles a leaf-shaped arrowhead). The assemblage is thought to date from the Early Bronze Age … Continue reading Flint knife found near Asfordby