Lutterworth Fieldworkers & Archaeology Group are active in excavation and fieldwalking. They issue a regular newsletter and copies can be downloaded below.
A presentation on test pitting was given by Mike Southall at a conference of the Medieval Settlement Research Group at the University of Lincoln. Organised by Professor Carenza Lewis the conference was a great success in promoting test pitting by amateur archaeology groups.
Shawell Hall excavations: Iron Age pottery has been found and a gully at the edge of a possible Iron Age roundhouse. They have also found bone which is currently being analysed and there are suggestions that the site could also be a mortuary enclosure. The dumped remains of kiln have also been found in the vicinity with Samian ware at a lower level suggesting the pit was filled in Roman times. Teresa Hawtin from Leicestershire County Council Archaeology Planning Advice Team will run a Skeleton Workshop in the autumn.
The fields at Hilltop Farm will be walked this autumn. There are hopes of continuing a field at Ashby Magna and one at Great Poultney. Two fields in Claybrooke have been surveyed.
Ideas for Archaeology Fortnight in July 2017 are being sought.
Further details please see the newsletters below.