Hartlepool Excavations Give Insight into Medieval Life

Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."

Archaeological excavations of the town have proven extremely productive according to Rachel Grahame, project officer with Tees Archaeology. "We are finding a lot more items than we expected, and these finds are certainly of regional importance," she said.