From using primitive historical tools to using life-threatening bombs, the world has witnessed the worst! As we advance, it’s very important to learn from our past. From the historic times to the world we live in today, the earth and its species have experienced so many changes. Some species, such as dinosaurs experienced extinction. Archaeologists show interest in looking for many answers to the way earth behaves now, and the only way to do this is to study the earth in prehistoric times.
Therefore, discoveries from such historical and archaeological sites play a crucial role in finding the answers that the scientists are looking for. Recently, one such discovery was made in one of the historic sites in East Lancashire. Archaeologists discovered ancient mounds, flint blades, bullets, and mortars at the burial site.
Findings From The Site
Burnley Express and Archaeological excavation on calf hill and Clitheroe Advertiser revealed in July 2022 that there has been evidence found of occupation from historic times, i.e., world war II. On a hill near the north of Sabden, some historical remains have been found, including a fragment of flint blade and a barrow of the burial mound. In 2018, excavations on the visible site were started by Catherine Rousseau with the support of local community archaeology groups. The excavations revealed a forgotten road of medieval origin.
The excavation process is very tricky, but technological advancements have made it easier. The burial remains must be handled with extreme care so that proper study can be done on them. The use of LiDar, geophysical surveys, and drone surveys reveal that many archaeological features can be investigated to find more burial remains. Various scientists are working alongside Catherine to supervise the excavation process. Catherine said that a trench was started in 2019 based on a geophysical survey that revealed the presence of possible remains of a burial mound. However, these excavations were interrupted due to Covid.
The geographical survey also allowed many other findings: some other circular features were also identified, which are yet to be investigated and excavated. In another part of the site, a flint blade was found. Historic findings prove to be a great asset for historical museums and help scientists make important revelations about people who lived in the past. There are also other excavations taking place that reveal some fascinating discoveries related to different aspects of history. Catherine further added that these excavations have been very fruitful in discovering different aspects of historical life.
Catherine further added that the excavations and surveys have shown evidence of Home Guard activity. A metal detecting survey of the site also helped find some interesting historical remains. A mortar fin and bullets were also found, along with a practice trench during the excavations. The excavations will continue in July and August as a part of the Festival of Archaeology by Discover Archaeology. There will be talks, guided walks, digs, and other activities as part of the process. Scientists are hoping to find more interesting historical evidence from these Archaeological sites.