Witham Archaeology - Finds Display in Rampton



Witham Archaeology - Finds Display
Sunday 14th October 2018 between 2:30pm and 4pm
Display of archaeological finds by Witham Archaeology
Rampton Village Hall, Church End, Rampton CB24 8QA
Finds from an archaeological dig carried out in Rampton in January this year will be on display along with finds from HEFA test pitting in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s test-pitting display will also be on show. During January 2018 Witham Archaeology carried out an archaeological dig in advance of development at 31 High Street, Rampton. Finds from the dig show that the site was occupied mainly during the 12th and 13th centuries. Ditches found at the site probably formed boundaries to a toft which fronted onto the High Street. Finds included pottery, quern stones and animal bone, which came mainly from a cluster of pits on an area of slightly higher ground. The environmental samples from the site show it was a place where people were living rather than farming. The decline in activity at the site after the 13th century is similar to that identified by the HEFA test pit surveys. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to the Friends of All Saints’ Church.
Everyone welcome. Admission free – drop in at any time.