Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Sample of x-rays

Summary of published report

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Sample of x-rays
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Interpretation Finds 1 Finds 2  Finds 3 Finds 4 Finds 5 x-rays Iron the metal  Weights Methods Mass profile Tanged arrow

 

A small sample of the x-rays.

This is thought to be an arrowhead of a style made in the Norse lands. At one stage we though this was part of a small knife dated from the late Saxon period.

These all come from a close context that has yielded over 20 billet-shaped pieces of iron.
Xrays can 'see through' the rust-crust that builds up round iron. The solidity of the tools and axes can be contrasted with the slag which has areas of lower density.

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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