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Artfact of the Day 20 July

July 23, 2018

The artefact(s) of the day is a bundle of 38 wooden tally sticks. Tally sticks were used to keep score during games of darts and single tally sticks are a common find on the house floors at the site.


This find was made by Charlotta in a very thin charred house floor under a wall. This house floor rests on natural, so it represents one of the very first activities that took place on site. Close to the tally sticks were a large wooden spoon and the remains of a large clay pot. This and the evidence of burning make us think that this might be a cooking area – but what are the game pieces doing in the kitchen?

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