Romano-British settlements was unearthed in South Devon

LOCAL NEWS: Friday, 24 August 2012

History books may have to be rewritten after one of the region’s largest Romano-British settlements was unearthed during an excavation near Ipplepen.

The remains help make the location – close to the A381 Totnes Road, which has also yielded material confirming earlier Bronze and Iron Age habitation – among the country’s most important sources of new historical data.

The dig, funded by the University of Exeter, The Portable Antiquities Scheme, Earthwatch Institute, the British Museum and Devon County Council, began earlier this month and was due to be completed today. 

Further work on examining the finds are being undertaken by Ms Danielle Wootton, Finds Officer, with the Portable Antiquities Service, based at the University of Exeter, Devon.

Further news on the developments from this site will be published in the Devon Archaeological Society, proceedings next year, published and presented in 2013.


About timeteign

Chairman, Chris Meathrel, founded Kingsteignton Archaeological Society in 2008 and reformed it in 2011. Our first WordPress blog issued Xmas 2012. Kingsteignton Archaeological Society adopted the name "TIMETEIGN" as a way of highlighting our existence as non-registered charity run archaeological organisation within the Heart of Teignbridge. We aim to highlight the local and district archaeology to draw attention to the community developments. The recent developments have hidden much of the local archaeology and we seek to make as much of our heritage available in one form or another, through the archaeology for future generations.
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