Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

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Conservation

The finds have been stored in a desiccating environment. The have not been cleaned.

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Scale

Sadly, this has not come out well in all these photos.

Photography

The images are all taken with a handheld camera using the close-up setting and automatic settings. The colours in the photos are more vivid than they appear to the naked eye

Smithing hearth bottoms. These were all found in close association with tools, billets and hearth slag. This suggests that the items have not been dumped here.
These hearth-bottoms are formed by the unintended melting to produce 'cast iron' which melts at a higher temperature than the smiths could achieve. They take the shape of the crucible or hearth in which the fuel was heated.

 (The item right was originally identified as a weight until XRF analysis was very similar to other hearth bottoms.)
A selection of ferrous material from the same context.
Ten 'axe head' shapes have been identified.

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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