Sandy archaeological finds displayed to public as cemetery excavation continues

PUBLISHED: 14:06 19 May 2018

Members of the public were invited to the Sandy archaeological dig site. Picture: Anne Elliott-Flockhart

Members of the public were invited to the Sandy archaeological dig site. Picture: Anne Elliott-Flockhart

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People have been invited to visit the site of the Sandy archaeological dig to find out what has been discovered.

One of the artifacts found at the Sandy cemetery archaeological dig. Picture: Anne Elliott-FlockhartOne of the artifacts found at the Sandy cemetery archaeological dig. Picture: Anne Elliott-Flockhart

More than 70 people visited the site at the town’s cemetery to see what had been found, with pieces of Roman pottery being dug up.

Archaeologists expected to find artefacts from Roman times after the previous excavation between 1988 and 1991 produced similar relics.

The excavation, which began last month, is midway through – with a second phase of digging expected to begin in a few weeks’ time.

This is expected to lead to further finds and give archaeologists a better understanding of the site. Members of the public will be welcomed to a bigger open day when the full-scale work begins.

The dig was required as part of the development of Sandy Town Council’s cemetery extension to avoid breaching planning permission due to the historic nature of the burial grounds.

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