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there’ll be a cou­ple of thou­sand finds, all of which will be washed, dried, bagged and reg­is­tered.’

Next year, 2019, marks the 850th an­niver­sary of the Nor­man land­ing and it is hoped that there will be a big launch for that event next year. So far, the re­sponse and re­sults from this dig have been ex­tremely pos­i­tive.

De­nis re­marked: ‘We’re un­cov­er­ing a dif­fer­ent nar­ra­tive to what we usu­ally hear. The vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple fade into his­tory with­out a mark. In time, this site will tell us what so­ci­ety and life was like 850 years ago.

‘This project and dig was meant to be us dip­ping a toe in the wa­ter; we’ve ended up putting in a foot.’

ABOVE: The stu­dents at work on the site. BE­LOW: The group of stu­dents, who hail from the US, Aus­tralia, South Africa, South Korea and China.

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