Skip to comments.Roman cemetery found at North Lincolnshire building site
Posted on 09/24/2018 4:00:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A Roman cemetery has been unearthed on the site of a housing development in North Lincolnshire. Dozens of 2,000-year-old skeletons have been found at the site near Winterton where 135 homes are being built. So far more than 60 graves have been excavated by a team of archaeologists at the 1,500 sq m (16,145 sq ft) site. Pieces of pottery and "grave goods" left for the dead have been found in the plots containing the remains of men, women and children. Natasha Powers, senior manager at Allen Archaeology, said the discovery was "not an everyday find". "We knew there was a Roman settlement but we didn't know about the cemetery," she added. "It tells us something about the population living there 2,000 years ago." The town is near the Roman Ermine Street which ran between York and Lincoln. A number of other artefacts have been unearthed, including a 2nd Century Roman villa with a mosaic floor. Excavations are continuing and the findings will be put on display in a local museum.
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Hope they placed generous “rain days” in the construction schedule.
If someone finds me a thousand years later, do NOT disturb me.
So? You never come to visit my stone?!
With a cemetery this old, the markers were probably carted off for construction a long while ago. In that "Secret File of Marco Polo" docu I watched the other day, they showed the Christian gravestones in China from his era, and that's what happened with those. Mary Beard's Roman docu's are on YouTube, and she visits some interesting burials and related monuments.
That’ll be impossible.
What's truly a shame is that large sections of Hadrian's Wall remained mostly intact for 1600 years, only to almost entirely disappear in the 1700s when an English general running from sea to sea along the Scottish border slaughtering all the Scottish soldiers he could find, decided he needed a paved road to speed up his troop movements, and dismantled most of what was left of the Wall to use the stones for that purpose.
It’s the UK. Everyday is a ‘rain day’..................
Most of the use of the Wall as a quarry was on a small scale, the local gentry using the dressed stone for various structures, including homes. A British General used stones from the Wall to improve a road (which is still in use) for troop movements during the Jacobite rebellion (it sez here). Nevertheless, quite a lot of the Wall has survived, and other parts were restored during the Victorian Era and before.
About ten years ago, well, probably more like 15 now, I read an amusing anecdote from a recent tourist to England. She posted a photo she'd taken of a pile of stones, conveniently located near a pub. The tour bus driver had stopped the vehicle, stated that the pile of stones was all that was left of the famous Hadrian's Wall, then shut off the engine, inviting everyone to join him on their own nickel to enjoy a pint at the pub. She believed his story about the pile of stones.
BTW, just to head the coming subthread off at the pass...
a nice stretch, also showing remains of one of the 14 forts:
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