Roman sling bullet cache unearthed at Burnswark dig

Started by gash, September 07, 2016, 10:19:57 pm

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A cache of more than 180 Roman lead sling bullets - thought to be the largest ever found in Britain - has been unearthed in southern Scotland.

They were discovered during an archaeological dig at Burnswark in Dumfries and Galloway.

Investigations have been ongoing at the flat-topped hill near Lockerbie over the past fortnight.

Dark organic soil was also found nearby which could be the remains of a bag or sack for the bullets.

Archaeologists have been trying for centuries to assess the role of Burnswark in the Roman occupation

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