TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Eagle Farm
*CONTENT WARNING: this post contains pictures and discussion of human remains*
TVAS East Midlands have recently finished their excavations at Eagle Farm, Wavendon, Milton Keynes. A previous evaluation showed the site as having a high archaeological potential with features containing a wide variety of finds including pottery (of late Iron Age to Early Roman date), animal bone and occasional fragments of metal working debris.
The site was dominated by a series of large intercutting enclosure ditches and other field ditches and gullies. The re-cutting and intercutting features shows a long period of occupation in the area, with enclosures being redefined on multiple occasions. The enclosure ditches were of considerable size, varying from 1.50m and 5m wide with the deepest being 1.80m in depth.
Three inhumation burials were recorded. Two were located near the eastern boundary of site and the third was located near to the western edge of site. The burials to the east were aligned north-south and east-west respectively. The east-west burial is of interest as the skull was placed under the legs. All the skeletons appear to be adult individuals. We are currently working on the post excavation of the site so further analysis on the remains will be published at a later date.
As work continues on the post excavation process further analysis and interpretation of the evidence will be made which will culminate in a published report.