Chance to watch early Anglo-Saxon cemetery being excavated live

From today (Tuesday, September 1) to Friday, September 11, visit ‘Searching for Saxons’ on Facebook to see experts rescue an Anglo-Saxon cemetery near Lincoln.

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The site in Cammeringham was discovered by metal detectorists in September 2019, who found a series of weapons and dress accessories.

Lisa Brundle, finds liaison officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is really exciting.

“It is such an important and significant site for our Lincolnshire heritage.

“We’ve seen amazing jewellery, brooches and weapons found here previously, including a brooch showing a mysterious moustached man – he is thought to have provided the wearer with luck. Who knows what we might find this time!”

“On the Facebook page, there will be lots of amazing resources: daily blogs, videos of our progress and even a virtual open day live streamed from the site, where you can speak to the archaeologists and find out about the site.

“We hope that when the social distancing guidelines are relaxed, locals can have the opportunity to get hands-on with the archaeology and come and meet us at local events.”

The project is being run by Network Archaeology.

To find out more about the project, click here