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Author Topic: A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds  (Read 5541 times)

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A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:06:33 PM »
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Re: A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 05:33:49 PM »

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Re: A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 05:55:01 PM »
Blackdragon and Eanflaed - I have merged your topics into the first one (mine) to be posted on this news item as it is too confusing to have three separate topics all dealing with the same bit of news.  If you want me to change the topic heading then please say what you would like it to be called.
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Re: A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 02:14:12 PM »

According to my trusty old The Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names by Eilert Ekwall ( 1960) the Houghton in then Huntingdonshire is a Hōh-tūn, ‘tūn on a spur of hill’.  So I’m guessing that’s how that “beacon on a hill that still overlooks the whole region” came into it.

Not, alas hearg-tūn which would mean ‘tūn associated with a Heathen shrine’ but hey you can’t have everything...

I wonder.  Do we know if any security measures are being taken?  The archaeologists may know some special reason why nothing like the Staffordshire Hoard is likely, in this instance, but nighthawkers and treasure hunters might not know or believe it.  Hate to think they could come in to work one morning to find some ruddy great hole(s) dug, destroying valuable information.



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Re: A14 roadworks - mixed archaeology finds
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 03:09:21 PM »
Good point, Bowerthane. I guess it must be impossible to police those sorts of sites. They only seem to be watched when something really big has been found...