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.