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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Chas Jones rejects claims of Persimmon over site of Battle of Fulford at Germany Beck

AN ARCHAEOLOGIST has hit back after developers claimed there was no evidence the Battle of Fulford took place on the proposed site of York’s biggest housing scheme.

Chas Jones said several strands of evidence pointed to Germany Beck being the site of the 1066 battle, including hundreds of iron items found at sites along the length of the beck, which may have been “workshops” for recycling pieces of metal left over from the fight.

“We think that the defeat of the Norse army at Stamford Bridge meant that this work was abandoned and the sites were quickly flooded, preserving these field workshops,” he said.

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