Bosworth Links 2018 Test-Pit Results Announced

New evidence of Neolithic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity found in community archaeological dig at Market Bosworth.

In 2016, the Bosworth Links project set out to reveal the, then, poorly understood development and habitation of Market Bosworth. The main research goals, to learn more about what was going on in the area before the town was established and to try and provide a coherent understanding of how and why the town developed where it did, were achieved with great success and have pushed the town’s story back a further 3,300 years from its first documented reference in the late 11th century to reveal an extensive late Neolithic or early Bronze Age landscape beneath.

Following up on the very successful second season of the community archaeological dig at Market Bosworth in July 2018, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) are pleased to reveal the full results of the Bosworth Links project.

Over two years, more than 300 volunteers and students from the local community dug 53 test-pits across the town, recovering a remarkable 20,573 individual finds ranging in date from the Neolithic, some 4,000-5,000 years ago, to the present day.

Now, a feedback meeting in the town, and the premier of a short film about the dig, has unveiled the results which are available in full at:

https://www2.le.ac.uk/services/ulas/discoveries/projects/community-archaeology/bosworth-links

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