The Mystery of the Petersfield Pits – Daily Dig Diary #5


Each of the barrows being excavated this summer has proven to be out of the ordinary. Today we are baffled by Barrow 19.

In the centre of this barrow are two large intersecting pits, which are being carefully excavated. There is much speculation as to what we will find at the bottom.

George Anelay draws the intersecting pits

Barrow 19 also contains a beautifully delineated ditch. We do not yet know quite how deep it is, or what might be inside…