Archaeological excavations were carried out in 2003 along the route of a pipeline crossing Norfolk from east to west. Evidence of Neolithic settlement was found at East Walton above the Nar Valley, and possibly at Weasenham Clumps. There was also activity at both sites in the Bronze Age. A round barrow at Tittleshall and a small cremation cemetery at Antingham provided evidence of Bronze Age funerary practice. The re-use of the Tittleshall barrow as an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery will be described in volume 2. The earlier Iron Age period was represented by a group of pits at Oulton, a site subsequently used for Anglo-Saxon iron working. Iron slag was also recovered from a late Iron Age or early Roman site at Colby. The remains of an Iron Age roundhouse were found at Foulsham, along with a cruciform drying oven dated to the second or third century AD. Elsewhere, Roman finds were sparse, although sites at Bradfield and Rougham produced evidence of nearby settlements. Medieval remains uncovered at Foulsham, Bintree, Themelthorpe, West Dalling, Itteringham and North Walsham imply substantial reordering of the landscape in the late medieval period, reflected in the abandonment of these earlier sites.
About the Author
Tom Wilson began drawing Ziggy in 1987, following in the footsteps of his father, who created the title character in the early 1970s. Tom first studied graphic design at Miami University then went on to fine art and illustration coursework at Boston University. Today he displays his passion for creativity and expression as president of Ziggy and Friends Inc.