Meare Lake Village

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    EXCAVATIONS at Meare Lake Village have been resumed by the Somerset Archaeological Society under the direction of Dr. Arthur Bulleid, and will continue until at least the middle of September. According to a preliminary report in The Times of August 29, the. stone walling overlying the timber structure, apparently the foundations of a crannog, found last year in the central part of the eastern half of the village, is being examined further. The eastern margin and the south-eastern and north-eastern portions are now in course of investigation. Work has also been begun on the southern border of the village outside a definite dwelling. Timber and oak piles are being revealed, and in a layer of black earth a number of small finds have been made, which in clude a La Tene III brooch, a few objects of bronze, an antler weaving comb, a ‘pygmy’ pottery vessel, and a small Romano-British pot of the type known as ‘Cossington’ ware.

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