Monday, 17 November 2014

How much Roman archaeology has AI already destroyed at Straitgate Farm?

AI extracted 400 tonnes of sand and gravel from eight pits for testing.

All eight pits were dug in the field now showing extensive signs of settlement from the Roman period.

AI did engage someone to look for archaeology when the pits were first opened. He gave each each pit a cursory glance after the top soil was removed, before giving the excavator the nod to continue. He failed to find anything - in a landscape that’s now proving to be rich in history going back thousands of years...