English archaeological event involves entire village

Kibworth, England might never be the same, thanks to BBC Four which filmed the series Story of England, presented by the historian Michael Wood, based on a massive archaeological dig involving over 200 residents of the village.

“I’m hoping you’ll get this impression of the fabulous richness of the history at the roots of ordinary people,” said Wood. “The farmers, the traders, the railways navvies, the canal engineers, the sort of people who made our history not at the level of kings and queens.”

Kibworth dates to the 13th century and is one of the best documented villages in the world. Artifacts found during the dig included "Samian pottery from Roman times, prehistoric flint blades and part of an Anglo-Saxon bone comb, as well as 1,200-year-old Middle Saxon pottery."