Time Team S15-E09 Saxons on the Edge, Stonton Wyville, Leicestershire

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The Team goes in search of a possible Anglo-Saxon settlement at Knave Hill in Leicestershire.

For nearly 30 years, archaeologists have been fieldwalking extensively in Leicestershire. Unlike in many other parts of the country, the soil conditions are such that pottery preserves well in the ground here, so their efforts have turned up a number of concentrations of Anglo-Saxon pottery.

There are only eight fully excavated Anglo-Saxon settlements in the whole of Britain. Can Time Team claim to have found the ninth?