Tuesday, 20 September 2011

News - Ancient finds at quarry (Langford Quarry)

Archaeologists say they have uncovered one of the most significant Romano-British sites in the Trent Valley at Tarmac’s Langford Quarry.

Researchers from Trent and Peak Archaeology have found eight stone-lined wells, an unprecedented number for the area, and 26 Romano-British human burials.

They have also found pottery, including Samian ware from Gaul and amphora from the Mediterranean, which date from 1st century AD to 4th century AD.

Other artefacts dating from the Neolithic period up until the 16th Century were uncovered including a rare 3,500 year old stone macehead and three ornate 1,400 year old Anglo-Saxon brooches.

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