Construction unearths Roman settlement in England

Published on December 26th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Construction work in southwest England has uncovered a 2,000-year-old Roman settlement.

 

Demolition work began in October to clear the route ready for the road linking Torbay and Newton Abbot.

The quantity and the quality of the finds suggested the people who lived there would have been part of the local ruling elite who were becoming “Romanised”, Mr Horner said.

He said: “The Romans conquered the South West and, for much of the later 1st Century AD, the area was a military zone.

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