Saturday, March 22, 2008

Lost civilization ditch. . . .found Archaeologists find historic ditch in Lichfield
ARCHAEOLOGISTS working on the site of a planned shopping and leisure complex have unearthed an historic ditch.

A team from Onsite Archaeologists working at the Friarsgate development in Lichfield for the last six months made the discovery after removing concrete and tons of earth.

The ditch was found in the District Council House car park on Frog Lane.

The experts believe it would have been used to stop traders entering the city without paying the toll at the city gates. It may also have been used for defensive purposes.