Scrambling about in the mud

Readers will note that it’s been more than two months since I last updated this blog. There are some good reasons for that (honest!) – between jet-setting off to conferences in Basel and London and a rapidly-growing pile of coins to ID on my desk, I’ve had little time to put pen to paper – figuratively – on all themes medieval and Bayton-ian. Our friends in NWAG, however, have been far more productive, utilising the last few weeks to undertake a fieldwalking survey of a large area not far outside of the village. To my knowledge this is the first time that systematic fieldwalking has been conducted in the area; given that the number of known archaeological finds from Bayton can currently be counted on one hand, it’s very likely that the work will significantly increase our knowledge of the parish’s past. Should be good!

In any case, I hope to get back into the swing of things shortly. Until then, a picture will do:

A big field, full of stuff.

A big field, full of stuff.

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