13th century treasures found in Berwick dig

Archaeologists working at a dig in the Walkergate area of Berwick, England have uncovered a number of artifacts dating to the "heyday of Berwick," including a silver coin from the reign of Henry III.

The researchers are working under time constraints due to scheduled construction of a new UKĀ£3.3 million project. Last year they found the foundations of at least three buildings from Elizabethan times and earlier. "At this stage, it's hard to see exactly what this means. What seems most likely is that we have a building with good quality stone walls and floor extending east to west in the southern part of the site," said Chris Burgess, Northumberland county archaeologist.