Medieval hunting lodge unearthed in England's New Forest National Park
Archaeologists have been excavating the site of a medieval forester's lodge to learn about the New Forest's royal hunting ground history. The site at Denny Inclosure, east of Lyndhurst, is a protected monument.
|The excavation is part of a wider project to study a number of related sites |
[Credit: University of Winchester]
The University of Winchester and New Forest National Park Authority hope to date the lodge and others in the park.
National park archaeologist Frank Green said the last excavation of a similar site was 100 years ago.
He said: "Modern scientific dating techniques and the ability to recover information about the site's use can now provide us with a much better understanding, and the potential for more accurate dating, of the site.
"We hope this will lead to similar work on other lodge sites as part of a much larger project that will expand our knowledge of potential royal hunting sites from the medieval period."
The dig forms part of a wider project covering a number of related sites over the next few years.
Source: BBC News Website [June 21, 2016]