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Wealthy Medieval Farm Excavated in Northern England


YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND—The Yorkshire Post studies {that a} staff of archaeologists led by John Buglass has discovered a cellar, glazed roof tiles, proof of iron smelting, pottery, and jet beads probably from a rosary in North York Moors National Park on the web site of a medieval farm run by Cistercian monks related to close by Rievaulx Abbey. The abbey, based in 1132, was closed in the course of the dissolution of the monasteries beneath King Henry VIII in 1539. “Whilst it’s not surprising that we found evidence of medieval farming, the prestige and range of the uncovered artifacts points to this being a place of high economic importance,” mentioned Miles Johnson of the National Park Authority. The monks grazed massive flocks of sheep on the moors, which stimulated the fast progress of the wool commerce, and diverted the circulate of the River Rye to accommodate improvement, he added. To examine artifacts recovered from Greyfriars, a Franciscan friary in Oxford that Henry VIII additionally closed, go to “Tales Out of School.”

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