02 Sep 2012

Romans Revisited

rouletted beaker

From time to time, with developments in scholarship, the EAS takes the opportunity of lulls in a busy excavation programme to reassess past sites.

Currently, EAS Director of Research, Dr. Martin Dearne and EAS member Roger Dormer are taking another look at the Roman pottery from Landseer Road, at the heart of the Bush hill park Roman settlement. This material was the result of excavations by Les Whitmore and Roger Dormer in 1985.

It currently appears that the pit and ditches encountered in this excavation represent some of the earliest features encountered in the settlement, or even in the road building phases of Ermine Street pre-dating the establishment of the settlement in the first century AD.

Click Here to see a gallery of some of the pottery from the 1985 dig.


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