The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Thorpe Thewles
Excavation on the site of a cropmark enclosure revealed a complex sequence of occupation from Middle Iron Age to 1st century AD with evidence of landscape organization before and after this period.
The site produced the largest collections of Iron Age finds, animal remains, and carbonized seeds recovered from northern England to date, together with a wide range of structures, enclosures, and boundaries. The evidence shows that these fertile lowlands were undergoing the social, economic and agricultural developments seen in the south; early introduction of the rotary quern, spelt, and of complex nucleated settlement types. A dozen thermoluminescence dates were obtained.