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Mucking - a Saxon village

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Crop marks at Mucking

Mucking's Saxon village was discovered by crop marks in the soil. It was excavated ahead of extraction from the gravel quarry that swallowed it up. In addition to major finds from the Saxon period - other artefacts from the site span the period from the Stone Age through to the medieval period. Most issues of Panorama during the period 1965 - 1978 contain reports on the excavations. These were undertaken by a team of archaeologists led by Margaret Jones who was a patron of the society. Jon Catton and others spoke about the Mucking excavations at the society's November 2001 meeting - click here.