Snake in a pot are latest Navenby finds
A FIFTY kilo Roman pot which had the remains of a snake inside it is the latest item to be pulled from the ground at Navenby.
It took four people to pull the pot, which is more than half a meter tall, from the ground along the High Dyke.
Chairman of the Navenby Archaeological Group, Ian Cox, said: “We found the remains of a snake and some small rodents inside.
“Expect they fell in rather than placed there and couldn’t get out as it was so tall.”
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Tests are going to be carried by the group to see if they can establish what the deposits on the inner surfaces of the pot were.
Ian added: “When we found it the pot was upright in a pit that had been cut through a floor and a rubble layer which may mean the contents needed to be kept cool or dry as well as secure.”
It is believed that pots like the one found may have been used for storing grain, water or even urine as well as being used in the processing of food and drink such as milk to making cheese or fermenting alcohol.
The remains of what looks like four buildings on top of one another have been found at the location and the buildings are said to look more like industrial buildings rather than domestic.
The next public workshop in which the latest finds will be displayed will take place from 11am until 3pm on Saturday, September 7, at The Venue, Navenby.