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I've just obtained a new permission and have been told at some point there was an archaeological excavation of a burial in one of the fields. That is about all the information the landowner now has. They know which field but no other details. Any advice on how I can find out more?
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Try to find out when the excavation was carried out and who did it.
The county council archaeology and building conservation unit ( may have a different title in your area)
may hold records. Or, as has been suggested, amateur groups will hold their own records.
I don't think Essex Uni currently offer archaeo degrees within their history faculty.
Your best stati g bet is the county archaeologist.
I wish you luck.
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A quantity of the items that had been excavated were deposited in the local museum who got them out of storage for me to have a look at (I was not allowed to touch or take photos!), they were interested in the documents as they had not been sure of the exact location of the dig.
God luck and let us know how you get on
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"Deskbound Assesment", sounds like a penpushers phrase from someone who has never left the office and is only using the "known" info.
Get out there, get your hands dirty and detect
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