New discoveries at the Kaims

It has been an eventful few weeks at the Bradford Kaims site, with many new discoveries being made. This is just a very short update on one aspect. Expect a report in much greater detail next week.

Opening a new trench in the Kaims. Surprise discoveries lay just beneath the surface.

Opening a new trench in the Kaims. Surprise discoveries lay just beneath the surface.

One of the most exciting recent discoveries has been in the identification of a series of features in the peninsular area, to the south of the second burnt mound we investigated last year. Here we have identified a series of small round post-hole style features that we are investigating to see if we can resolve them into a building. Our first in the area if this proves to be the case. Also quite close by we have a further small feature that is just full of pottery fragments. Clearly prehistoric in date, we are struggling to resolve the dating further at the moment, the vessel, or vessels, has residue adhering to it that could well be the remains of food prepared or stored in the pot.

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2 thoughts on “New discoveries at the Kaims

  1. That is exciting news. How close is this area to the test pits we dug and found some flint shards and evidence of a fire last year?

    • Its all relatively close. We have expanded outwards a little to the south and added some further pits in the area where we have features identfied by geophysics.

      One of the other surprising discoveries is that we seem to have a large number of burnt mounds in the area, not just the two.

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