Cobden Archaeology Project: Garden Survey

Fragments of an early 20th century bowl with a flower Patten

Fragments of an early 20th century bowl with a flower Patten

Yesterday I asked children on the project to see what they could find in their own gardens and to bring them into school this morning to see what they might have found. Much of it was what you might expect if you cultivate your own garden: pieces of Victorian teacup, broken plates and the odd fragment of plant pot.

 

However one child brought in a bag of bits and pieces which contained two large lumps of flint. This came as something of a surprise as there is no natural flint in West Yorkshire. They show no signs of working

Two pieces of flint found in a garden near the school.

Two pieces of flint found in a garden near the school.

but nevertheless are important finds. There is no natural flint in West Yorkshire so these pieces must have arrived here by human agency. The best guess might be that they came from the Yorkshire Wolds sometime in prehistory.

 

Today we also started gigging. Finds are coming up by the minute. Tell you about them later…

 

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