Friday, November 18, 2011

Roman Cirencester Gap Is "change History"

Archaeological excavations have uncovered one of Cirencester's oldest burial sites ever found in Roman Britain.

Archaeology Excavations at the Garage is a former Bridges Road, Tetbury has revealed more than 40 burials and four cremations.

Experts say it is the largest archaeological find in the city since the 1970s.

Neil Holbrook, Director General of the Cotswold Archaeology, said he could not "underestimate the potential importance" of discovery.

have said very excited about the discovery of the tomb of the child has a bottle of wine in ceramic, which dates the beginning of the Roman period, between 70 AD and 120 AD.

They said that if the funeral could be dated to that time he could "challenge the current view among archaeologists" who falls Burial burials were common practice until the late Roman period.

"Although we are careful, we can not underestimate the potential importance of this discovery could have archaeologists in Britain," said Holbrook.

"Our specialists are working hard to provide additional information to try to confirm the dating of the site."

'Amazing survived so much "

A dig in the same place, made in 1960 before construction of the garage, uncovered 46 cremations, burials and six part of a tombstone inscribed with the first three centuries.

Project manager for Cotswold Archaeology, Cliff Bateman said: "It is surprising that archeology has survived so much the extent of construction."

Bridges, a former garage site is located just outside the city, which refers to the place of burial respected the Roman law forbade burial within the city.

Among the objects found were two green bracelets beads, jet beads, slate and copper alloys.

Sonia engraving stock, management of St. James Place wealth, which owns the site, said: "We were delighted to discover that the important Roman site was located beneath our feet."

Searches are now preserved, and the skeletons were inspected based Cotswold Archaeology.

It is hoped that some of the findings will be presented to the public at Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

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