Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Cumberwell – Roman Site

On Saturday 27th February, Project Leader David Rider, organised a day to sort and wash the copious amounts of pottery and bone and view the small finds discovered in the dig at this Roman site so far. The site is earmarked for development for golf courses.

As the dig has progressed, rather than giving greater clarity to what it is, the picture has become more complex and interesting, with it ranging from some sort of farm building (mill or penning stock) to the possibility of a shrine or cemetery. The walls exposed are between 1.5 metres to 2 metres wide extending for some 38m to the south and 16m to the north.

Further digging planned for this year at the site has been hampered by the incredibly cold winter period with snow and frozen ground making any excavation impossible. The land owners are being very co-operative and we thank them for their support and assistance.

David hopes that the weather will take a turn for the better and that he intends to be at the site every Saturday from the 20th March through to Easter with a final dig over the long Easter weekend.

Please come along and support him in his endeavours to identify this interesting Roman or Romano-British site

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