Fieldwork project: Anglo-Saxon cemetery
We are keeping precise details of this site under our hat for the moment to ensure its safety. However, we can say that it consists of a set of poorly understood cropmarks in North Northumberland which seems to indicate the possible presence of an organised inhumation cemetery. Its layout suggests that it is early medieval in date on analogy with other similar sites known in the area (including Sprouston and Yeavering). The site is currently under arable crops. If this does turn out to be an early medieval cemetery then it is of very great importance. This project will not enable its complete excavation, but merely the sampling of a sufficiently large area to enable its nature and chronology to be established. If it isn’t early medieval in date, then it is potentially of even greater rarity. Either way, it is a potentially very important site, the nature of which must be established to enable appropriate resources to be allocated to its future management and possible further investigation.