Kids learn radiocarbon dating
The latest discoveries from Lyminge and their wider importance obviously take centre stage (enhanced by an extensive selection of colour illustrations, including wonderful shots of the Anglo-Saxon glass taken by John Piddock!
), but the volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of monasticism in Anglo-Saxon Kent and the archaeology of early medieval monasticism more generally.
The tapestry is proudly on display in the Tayne Centre across from the excavation site.
Huge congratulations to the sewers of an incredibly beautiful piece of work: Maureen Cox, Niki Hunnisett, Eileen Jennings, Margaret Keeble, Janet Reynolds , Rosemary Selman, Pam Sidders, Andree Sladden, Pauleen Stewart, Gill Wren and Katharine Barber with local artist Nikki Barratt who designed the tapestry and Angela Camplin who provided calligraphy in the framing.
We are delighted to announce the latest publication from the Lyminge Project based upon the proceedings of international conference held at the University of Kent in April 2015 at which several Lyminge residents were present.
The conference brought together leading historians and archaeologists to reflect upon the results of the Lyminge excavations framed within the context of the expansion of monasticism across the early medieval North Sea region.
Not only do we have news of the objects, but we would also like to share news of recent and forthcoming publications based on the excavations at Lyminge.
A paper on the remarkable Anglo-Saxon plough coulter recovered from the 2010 excavations has just been published in the prestigious journal, We are also pleased to announce that the proceedings of the Lyminge Project Conference held in Canterbury in April 2015 will be published by the end of the year.
The most westerly doorway (outside the photo) was excavated this year, in the 2015 excavations, proving the length of the building and the carefully ordered alignments of buildings within the ritual complex Not only is this structure carefully proportioned and balanced architectually, the entire complex of buildings excavated on Tayne Field line up beautifully.
Our focus over these last few years of digging in the village has been the wonderful archaeology, but just as important has been our impact on the community and the village, and our fantastic team of local volunteers and visitors, some of whom have been finds washing with us since the first test pits in 2007 and the first large excavations in 2008.
We were particularly thrilled, therefore, when a group of our volunteers asked if we would mind if they designed a tapestry to commemorate the excavations – of course we were thrilled!
You’ll notice a vertical scale bar positioned inside a pit.
This is a door post pit, indicating that there were entrances at either end of the structure.