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Hunt the Saxons 

This was the very first project undertaken by FSARG following its formation in 2005. The aim was to investigate an aspect of Faversham’s history which had previously been neglected. After initial research, the Anglo-Saxon period (AD410 to around AD1000) emerged as the most enigmatic for Faversham. An exceptionally rich Jutish cemetery had been discovered and looted during the building of the railway in the 1850s. However, apart from a loom weight uncovered on the post office site in 1954 there had been no confirmed archaeological evidence for Anglo-Saxon settlement in the area.  So, over a 3-year period, FSARG set out to Hunt the Saxons.

Examples of finds from the Kings Field, Faversham made during the 1860's

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