Stripped of its topsoil, the NEL site
reveals dark stains in the ground
which may indicate human dwellings,
fireplaces, post holes, or fills. They
are marked and excavated by the
This particular truncation in a field
south of Bremen – not far from the
location where the Gessel Hoard was
found – yields a number of pottery
sherds. Comparing potsherds is a
proven archaeological dating method.