Sunday, 14 March 2010

Luttrell Psalter Film - Archaeological Field Walk

As part of the process of making the Luttrell Psalter Film, Washingborough Archaeology Group conducted a field walk of a deserted medieval village. The fragments of pottery that we found helped us in the recreation of the pottery used in the film. The large water jug carried by one of the women in the film was based on the Luttrell Psalter illumination and known archaeological finds from Lincolnshire. The jug handle found in the field (one which is commonly found by WAG) was used for the detail of the handle. We also found a beautiful fragment of a decorated pot, and this was recreated to help furnish our cottage interior (pictured above). See the short WAG Screen film below for some of the finds we made.

Field walk led by archaologist Jo Hambly.

The pots were all made by Andrew MacDonald of the Pot Shop on Steep Hill Lincoln.