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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Iron Age hill fort open to the public on Sunday


This Sunday, 1 July 2012, is the annual Public Open Day at Burrough Hill iron age fort, site of an ongoing University of Leicester dig. Since 2010, students from our School of Archaeology and Ancient History and staff in University of Leicester Archaeological Services have been scraping away at the earth and uncovering artefacts which can tell us about life in Leicestershire 2,000 years ago.

The area was occupied from Neolithic times (4,000BC-2,000BC) through to the 4th or 5th century, with the most intensive period of occupation about a hundred years or so either side of the birth of Christ. An impressive earthworks marks the site of the hill fort and gives commanding views of the Leicestershire countryside.

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