Roman coin find leads to discovery of town
Published on August 5th, 2011 | by Admin0
After the coins were unearthed by the local men out using metal detectors, Danielle Wootton, the University of Exeter’s liaison officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), which looks after antiquities found by the public, was tasked with investigating further.
After carrying out a geophysical survey last summer, she said she was astonished to find evidence of a huge landscape, including at least 13 round-houses, quarry pits and track-ways covering at least 13 fields, the first of its kind for the county.
“You just don’t find Roman stuff on this scale in Devon,” said Ms Wootton.
Story: Louise Ord, BBC | Photo: BBC