MEDIEVAL pottery was discovered outside Wallingford Museum at its family archaeology day on Saturday.
The museum allowed children to assist with an archaeological dig in the courtyard of the High Street museum, letting them sieve fine dirt and wash pots.
Pit leader Lindsey Bedford, above, said: “It was a very successful day. I hope we’ve taught people about the town’s history and inspired the youngsters to get interested as well.”
At a dig the team, from The Burh to Borough project, which was started by professionals at the University of Leicester, found tiles with a flower pattern that date from the 14th century.
Ms Bedford, from Thatcham in Berkshire, said: “We’re very lucky it broke in that way so we can see the flower motif.
“I would guess it’s from the priory, which was dissolved around then.”
The team of volunteers from The Wallingford and Archaeological Society have been digging in different locations across the town since 2008.
Our top stories:
9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014
EIGHT health bosses received between £85,000 and £125,000 in bonuses last year, latest figures show.
10:08am Thursday 2nd October 2014
DRIVERS are facing delays between Witney and Long Hanborough this morning.
8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014
THE Army has apologised after a paratrooper who lost three limbs in Afghanistan was bullied while working at RAF Brize Norton.
8:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014
MORE than 50 families have been relocated outside of the city so far this year, with Syrian refugees among the latest forced to move.
7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014
FLOOD victims left devastated after a water main burst in their street have rallied together in the aftermath of the disaster.
6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014
PLANS for a memorial to the Oxford residents who died in the Spanish civil war look to have hit a brick wall.