After surveying selected fields of our Scalford project we have been able to make some exciting discoveries!
We have been able to uncover more of the Roman Villa located near Scalford, in Wycomb, in addition to a possible Romano-British settlement around 2 km to the south-west. This settlement spans a large area and even continues beyond the scope of our survey. This means that there is more geophysical surveying of this area required in the future, and you can get involved!
We have surveyed the areas where a vast array of stone and flint tools were recovered and have discovered some potential enclosures. These are however, obscured by later ridge and furrow action. However, we would love your input on interpreting an area of the survey (as seen below right). If you have any ideas on what you think may be present, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love you to get involved with the next steps of our Scalford project! We are currently still aiming to run our field-school next year, although we realise due to the current Covid-19 pandemic that plans may change. So, that is why we are planning for our Prehistoric Leicestershire (and now Roman of course) field school to take place in autumn 2021. We will begin our excavations on the newly identified Romano-British settlement where you can be trained by professionals in excavation and recording techniques, finds processing, environmental sampling and much more. So why not grab your trowel and join us next year! Keep your eyes peeled for more events like the ones below and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @pasttopresentarchaeology and Facebook @worldwidearchaeology and join our mailing list to get all the latest updates.
We are planning on more events to take place on our Scalford project that we welcome you to join in on! We have a range of activities and events that we are planning such as the extension on our geophysics surveying of the Romano-British settlement and some fieldwalking events to possibly uncover more surface finds of stone tools and pottery to enhance our collection! We will be updating our website with more details of these events, so keep your eyes peeled or join our mailing list for more information.