Fountain project reveals medieval treasures in Peterborough

A project to install fountains in Peterborough, England's Cathedral Square has given archaeologists a glimpse of life in the medieval town. "We have found a whole manner of objects, from coins to really chunky old door keys," said city museum archaeologist Ben Robinson.

Objects found have given insight into life in the medieval city. Included were pottery fragments and kitchen utensils. Pieces of leather may show that townspeople were involved in the leather-working trade. "The results of the dig have been brilliant so far, and give us a very good picture of how crucial Cathedral Square once was in a market town."