Archaeologists discover Roman settlement

Posted by ap507 at Sep 16, 2014 04:50 PM |
ULAS team uncover new site in Buckinghamshire

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have uncovered the remains of a Roman settlement on a site earmarked for a new development.

The team excavated a nine-acre site in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, as a condition of the planning permission for 48 homes. They found dwelling remains as well as the line of a Roman road and burials.

Developers Taylor Wimpey commissioned the team responsible for recovering the remains of King Richard III to carry out a full investigation before it could start building, as early investigations in 2011 revealed a possible settlement at the site.

A report on the archaeologists' findings will be published and discoveries from the site will be archived at Bucks County Museum.