Roman and prehistoric remains uncovered by new road construction

Started by gash, June 22, 2019, 11:57:28 pm

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A "significant" archaeological find which was uncovered while work was being carried out to improve a road will take another year to analyse.

The excavation took place last year after Vale of Glamorgan council started work on the A4226 Five Mile Lane.

The finds date from 3500BC to the Roman period, the first to fourth centuries AD. They include more than 450 sites of burial or cremation.

It is hoped the National Museum of Wales will display the finds.

The discovery includes:

Prehistoric Bronze Age burial mounds and cremations
Prehistoric Iron Age settlement enclosure with roundhouses and field system
A Roman metal-working site
A Roman villa previously excavated in the 1960s and 1970s

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