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Excavations in Freising and Alterding in 2010

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As part of a new paving scheme in the cathedral precinct, local archaeologists had to excavate a very narrow trench (c.800m wide). The hill has been used since prehistoric times and as a result a wide range of features and artefacts were recovered, although most dated to the late medieval - early modern periods. The narrowness of the trench was problematic - it was real keyhole archaeology. Best find of the dig: a kebab shop which actually had a proper hot sauce instead of the rubbish you normally get. :D

 

Full report here (auf Deutsch):

 

http://www.singularch.de/referenzen/freising_bericht.pdf

 

and here is the plan:

 

http://www.singularch.de/referenzen/freising_plan.pdf

 

Taff

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It was not a major thing and being in the middle of busy area we tried to keep it quiet. For future reference, if ever you see road works or similar have a butchers...often they will actually be archaeologists trying to record stuff before it is trashed

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Another report recently published is for Alterding, next to the big AMADEUS building. Mainly early Medieval - lots of Grubenhauser and stiffs. The site is being developed to make an Altenheim and so it all had to come out. Some of the burials were high status, being buried with Spatha or Seax swords. One showed very clear pathology relating to Polio and died at about the age of 20 - 22. We also uncovered the remains of a Roman Villa Rustica and a just post WW2 rubbish pit which yielded several tins of NIVEA hand cream and a coin of 'Dolf.

 

Nearby, a few years back, a team found an early med chariot/cart burial which suggests that the person and those we found with fancy gravegoods were an emerging middle class - the upper echelons opting to be buried in churches in this period.

 

http://www.singularch.de/referenzen/bergham_bericht.pdf

 

Plan:

 

http://www.singularch.de/referenzen/bergham_plan.pdf

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Interesting stuff,about 10 yrs back I had permits for a couple of years to field walk and metal detect on that area through the valley and including next to Amadeus which I did in conjunction with Erding museum.

There was a display in the museum of some of the more interesting surface finds we made there.

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We turned up a number fragmentary KP fibulas from the topsoil, 2nd and 3rd century bronze radiate roman coins as well as a much earlier Marcus Antonius silver denarius, the usual later Batzen hammered coinage and surprisingly after the rains a few silex scrapers and a nearly complete flint arrowhead.

Most of the finds ended up on show at Erding in a quite contraversial display that included of all things a metal detector!

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Fugly, sounds like a good haul. It's a shame we didn't get more Roman stuff (it's a fetish of mine) as all we had were the bases of the postholes of the Villa/farmstead.What is interesting though is this intense sub-Roman/Bajuvaran occupation directly near the Villa...guess it must have been good farming land and was very close to the S2, which must have been handy for getting into Munich :-)

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Coincidentally I just got back from the easter hols and received an email from the Bayer. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, concerning a really nice silver roman republican denarius I handed in wait for it, in 2002!

That has to be the record considering I`d already done the identification on it before I handed in.

The coin was a pure beginners luck chance find by my then 11 year nextdoor neighbour who I`d taken out onto a stubble field in Altperlach.

I knew at the time it was a fairly rare find for this area and told him we`d have to get it in to the museum for cataloguing. After six months of him asking about his coin nearly every second day I ended up buying "his" coin on the net just to keep him quiet, and then forgot all about it.

On friday I told him what I`d done all those years ago and told him that his "real" coin was now ready for collection or donation, whatever he decides.

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They get there eventually. I think in the Altperlach area there was a farming settlement of some kind. Don't quote me but I think Moonboot on here mentioned it to me when she came to see the dig in Bergkirchen the other year.

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Taff - do you know of any digs going on in my neck of the woods?

 

Is it Roman era stuff south of Munich?

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