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Talk - Death and Discovery

Uncovering a Newly Discovered Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Scremby, Lincolnshire

With Dr Lisa Brundle, Finds Liaison Officer, Lincolnshire, Portable Antiquities Scheme.

In 2017 a metal detectorist searching a ploughed field near Scremby, Lincolnshire, discovered fragments of grave goods and pieces of human bone. The find was promptly reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme, who in conjunction with the University of Sheffield carried out an excavation to understand the context of the site. The analysis is ongoing, but the excavation is already beginning to change our understanding of life and death on the Lincolnshire Wolds between AD475-550.

After completing her PhD at Durham, Dr Lisa Brundle has been working in field archaeology and education and recently adopted the role as the Lincolnshire Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. She recently appeared on Bargain Hunt as a feature piece and published a book on early Anglo-Saxon art and death. Lisa is currently writing up the cemetery report for the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Scremby.