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Findspot - Migration pot sherd

Summary Findspot - a single fragment of Anglo Saxon pottery, dating to the Migration or Early Medieval period, was found 500m north west of Wimpstone. It was found during an field walking survey.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Anglo-Saxon (410 AD - 1065 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alderminster
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 49
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 One Saxon pot sherd found during field survey.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Alderminster
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Field Survey Form
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technique Field Survey The term ‘field survey’ is used to describe all work that does not disturb archaeological deposits below the ground through an excavation. Field survey techniques involve recording measurements that help archaeologists draw plans or diagrams of archaeological features. There are a variety of different field survey techniques, including geophysical survey, building recording survey, field walking survey, landscape survey and earthwork survey. back
technique Field Walking Survey Archaeologists walk over an area, usually ploughed fields, and look for objects on the surface. This is called field walking. Archaeologists record the point on the ground where they find the objects. These points are then plotted on a map. If the map shows that a large number of objects were found in the same place, it can be evidence that an archaeological site exists there. For example, if a large number of fragments of roof tile and/or brick or stone are found in one place, it could mean that there used to be some sort of building there. See also field survey. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back

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