Year 3 and Year 4 were very lucky to be invited by UCL – Archaeology South-East to visit the Avisford Grange construction site after the exciting discovery of some Roman and prehistoric artefacts found during their initial excavation work. UCL are carrying out archaeology work on behalf of Lindon Homes.
The children were amazed to discover that a 2000-year-old Roman sword along with a body, had been buried so close to the school. The body was no more, but the sword remained and is only the second Roman sword of its type unearthed in West Sussex. We were also lucky enough to witness the uncovering of a horse’s skeleton, believed to have come from the Victorian times.
The children then took part in a variety of activities that included: digging for artefacts, piecing together a sheep skeleton and sorting different rocks and pottery by their material properties.
The children had a fantastic time and be prepared for them digging up your gardens over the summer!