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Title:A Dark Age Trading Site at Bantham
Originator:Fox, A.
Summary:Pottery has also been found at the S end of the sandhills, where a dark occupation layer has produced shells, domestic animal bones, red deer antler, and Dark Age pottery. There is no sign of ancient structures, and the site is unlikely to have been defensive. The archaeological evidence suggests an open settlement of several periods (including Iron Age, Dark Age and medieval), which Fox interprets as a trading centre. The finds from Bantham are discussed and illustrated in this article.

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV2807Settlement at Bantham Ham (Monument)