'Roman construction site' found in Caernarfon

Friday 7th June 2013
Submitted by mattelton

An archaeological dig near Caernarfon has uncovered evidence of both a Roman construction camp and an early medieval cemetery, recently published analysis reveals. The Roman site is thought to have been a temporary camp set up by soldiers during the initial construction of the nearby Segontium fort, while the cemetery is believed to date to a time shortly after the troops had departed.

Jane Kenny, a senior archaeologist with the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, said: "This is a very important site, and it is very exciting when anything as early as this medieval cemetery is discovered. It ties the Roman fort and the medieval town and, as it happens between the two [chronologically], it hints at a settlement and fills in some of the gaps."

 

 

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Image credits: © Cambridge Archaeological Unit (Bronze Age boat)

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