Romano-British settlement discovered by archaeologists

After two weeks of excavations experts from the Ipplepen Archaeological Project discovered a Romano-British settlement at the site near Ipplepen, Davon (United Kingdom) where a detectorist discovered coins in 2009. The project team consists of scientists from the University of Exeter, the Portable Antiquities Scheme run by the British Museum, Devon County Council and Cotswold Archaeology.

Site of the excavations (by BBC News)
Site of the excavations (by BBC News)

The discovery of significant amounts of Roman pottery made in other parts of the Empire and imported into Britain demonstrated that the rural site had connections to the rest of the Roman world. The people living here adopted Romanised ways of eating and drinking.

Excavations at the site (by BBC News)
Excavations at the site (by BBC News)

In previous years the team discovered a Roman road, as well as pot holes which had been repaired. In he neighbouring counties such as Somerset excavations at other settlements revealed greater amount of coins, brooches and pottery.

Pottery discovered at the site (by BBC News)
Pottery discovered at the site (by BBC News)

(after BBC News)

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