Finding history in a load of rubbish…

posted 27 Feb 2011, 10:15 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 27 Feb 2011, 10:18 ]
From Yorkshire Post, Wednesday 23 Feb 2011

ANCIENT rubbish is throwing up new clues about an East Yorkshire market town’s past – and could be an example of medieval flytipping.

Archaeologists carrying out a dig ahead of a £120m development in Beverley have uncovered thousands of shards of pottery and animal bones underneath what was a modern tanning yard.

The bones come from goats and sheep, probably from the Yorkshire Wolds, which would have been butchered on Saturday markets before their skins were carted to the ancient tanneries, which operated in the town in the medieval period.

Part of the lower leg and hoof ...