Sedgeford dig is a huge draw despite the wet weather
- Credit: Ian Burt
The wet weather may have prevented the archeologists from working at an excavation in Norfolk - but it didn't keep the visitors away for it's open day.
The team from the Sedgeford Historical and Archeological Research Project (SHARP) hosted its annual open day on Sunday, and visitors were particularly intrigued by the Anglo-Saxon handprint found last year.
Spokeswoman Brenda Stibbons said: 'I'd say we had a few hundred people here, and many were very interested in the handprint.
She added: 'I was particularly surprised by the number of very local people who visited us for the open day. Many lived 10 or so miles away from Sedgeford, and they were very interested in the excavation.'
The rain has been a setback during this year's excavation season, which started earlier this month and is set to finish on August 14.
You may also want to watch:
It is the 20th excavation to be held in Sedgeford, near Hunstanton, and approximately 60 people are helping at the site in various capacities.
So far, an extensive trench has been dug opened on the site of two large Anglo-Saxon ovens. During the open day, visitors were able to see the progress of the excavation and, if lucky, watch any discoveries being made.
- 1 Dutch design could inspire revamp of danger roundabout
- 2 Two Norfolk restaurants in top five 'secret' places to eat on English coast
- 3 Machinery sale marks end of family's 100-year farming history
- 4 You can run, Mr Hancock, but you can't hide
- 5 'More like March' - So when will we get the sunshine back?
- 6 Prince William, George and Charlotte start races at Sandringham
- 7 Rare condition kills 'amazing' lorry driver
- 8 Warning over 'Amazon' cold call recordings scam in Norfolk
- 9 Farke on his contract situation at City
- 10 Cactus shop selling £95 plants opens in Norwich phone box
Mrs Stibbons added: 'We are yet to find anything as significant as the handprint, but there are still three more weeks to go.'
Experts say the handprint is said to date back to 800AD. It was found in the clay that made up an oven, and is thought to be that of either a child or a small woman.
Previous exhibitions have uncovered a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxon cemetery and a First World War airfield. Other high profile finds have included a hoard of Iron Age coins hidden in a cowbone and the missing terminal of the Sedgeford Torc.
- Have you found anything really special at your archeological dig in Norfolk? Email firstname.lastname@example.org