"Lost" medieval village found beneath Southwell

Archaeologist Matt Beresford is hoping that his team will find conclusive evidence that a "lost" pre-Norman village may be found beneath the streets of the Nottinghamshire town of Southwell. The project was being funded by a UKĀ£5,800 Heritage Lottery grant. (photos)

Excavations so far have uncovered medieval pottery and cobblestones, and experts believe an entire village, including "a village green, surrounded by cottages, smallholdings and a medieval chapel" may be found. Pottery discovered dates from 1100 through to early 1200s, just before the Norman invasion.