Welcome to Treasurehunting.tv
*Metal Detecting News*
*Treasure Hunting News*
This website is brought to you by a team of very passionate historians and metal detectorists. We are not part of the grab it and run brigade.
History is extremely important to us and recording finds and working alongside archaeologists is of utmost importance.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Northampton Castle dig reveals Saxon past
A "rare" Saxon brooch, a medieval harness, pottery and animal bones are among items found by archaeologists at Northampton's medieval castle site.
A survey of the land is taking place ahead of work to build a new £20m railway station in the town.
Tim Upson-Smith, from Northamptonshire Archaeology, said the team had discovered elements of the site's Victorian, medieval and Saxon past.
He said he hoped the finds could be displayed in the new station.
Archaeologists are expected to remain at the site on Black Lion Hill for eight weeks before West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) can begin work on the first phase of the new station.
Posted by blogster at 10:32