Monday, 20 June 2011

Video - Southwell garden dig unearths "very rare" Saxon remains

Hundreds of Roman and Saxon relics have been unearthed during an excavation of 25 gardens in Southwell.

Experts from the University of Nottingham spent two weeks digging one sq m (11 sq ft) test pits in the minster town to learn more about its Roman settlement and how it developed.

Finds included "very rare" Saxon remains which archaeologist Dr Chris King said might help explain Southwell's "missing" history between Roman villa and the medieval minster.

The team of scientists plan to return to Southwell in 2012 to continue the dig.

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