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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
High-tech dig finds Roman farmstead
A high-tech research park is going to be built on land that once housed a Roman farmstead. An archaeological dig on the site of what will become the Haverhill Research Park has revealed traces of activity from the Iron Age through to the 1840s.
James Newboult said the size of the dig helped reveal the site's extensive history [Credit: BBC]
An Anglo Saxon hall and several pieces of jewellery were also found during the excavation, which covered 4.5 hectares.
Headland Archaeology said the dig had provided a "really interesting window" into Haverhill's history. The research park is being built on the A1307, the main road to Cambridge from Haverhill, and will also include a hotel and housing. Read the rest of this article...