Site of Early Medieval graveyard

Description of this historic site

The site of an Early Medieval cemetery which was discovered during an archaeological excavation. It is located 500m south west of Wootton Pool.

Notes about this historic site

1 Notes from the excavation.
2 Letter informing the Museum that a grave digger had encountered foundations and two ancient burials.
3 Rough plan of Wootton Wawen dating from c.1570.
4 This phase marks a major change from pre 11th century domestic activity (timber buildings) to burials. The buildings would have gone out of use by the time the land was used for burials. A total of nineteen burials were recovered from fourteen graves. Analysis of the bones showed that those interned were of a mixed population, a secular community. Carbon 14 dates gave a range of use between over 100 years around AD 1050.

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