Sunday, 19 April 2015

Rabbit Archaeology


Earlier today I returned to the site of the Roman town, Venta Icenorum, at Caister St Edmund near Norwich. My particular interest was in some Roman middens (rubbish dump) which rabbits continue to inadvertenly excavate. Although it's a little late in the season, and the nettles are growing rapidly, I did manage to get my hands on a range of material. Here are some photos:

Oyster shell - a staple of the Roman diet

Bone with evidence of tooling marks

Roman pottery - rim of a vessel

Roman pottery - fragment of base of a vessel

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