Saxon occupation at Chesterton Roman Camp

Description of this historic site

An archaeological excavation at Chesterton Roman Camp found evidence for Anglo Saxon occupation of undetermined nature. Two small fires were discovered. Finds from the site included fragments of pottery and a decorated bone comb.

Notes about this historic site

1 Ten week excavation on Chesterton Camp (SMR No WA 798). There was evidence for Saxon occupation on the site although whether or not this was merely casual is uncertain.
2 Two small cooking fires with broken pottery found on overlying part of the destroyed foundations of the town wall may indicate casual Saxon occupation. The discovery in the topsoil of a large and ornate bone weaving comb, plus a fragment of another, points perhaps to a more permenant post-Roman settlement.
3 Plan of ? Saxon inhumations at Chesterton.

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