Navenby archeological finds from Roman times on show

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Remains dating back to Lincoln’s Roman past have been on show over the weekend in Navenby, 10 miles south of the city.

The Navenby Archaeological Group received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their latest dig and held a public processing day to show some of the relics uncovered.

Navenby is on the old Roman road called Ermine Street, known locally as High Dyke. Evidence suggests that Navenby was a significant staging point along Ermine Street during Roman times at a half a day’s march from Lincoln. Remains of Bronze Age and earlier settlements have also been uncovered.

When building work for new housing began in the village, it uncovered significant archaeological remains dating from Roman and pre-Roman times. A large area of land was set aside as a preservation area and open space for communal use. You can follow the dig progress through their blog.

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