At the end of the first week on site Phil Andrews, Project Manager, sums up the excavation so far:
We’re now almost at the end of week one and the site is proving to be every bit as exciting as anticipated. Last friday camp was set up and we were looking in anticipation at a nettle-covered mound. A week later the excavation is in full swing, despite the occasional unseasonal shower (?!), and we are looking forward to the possibility of spending three summers here.
The site has been stripped (with the help of a machine), the ditch and central mound of the Bronze Age barrow revealed, and our first Saxon burials are being investigated. A single disc brooch is the most exciting find so far but more graves and many more finds are expected in the forthcoming weeks.