Principal’s Blog

October 20th 2023

I hope those of you who went up to visit our new site to learn about the archaeologist’s findings enjoyed the opportunity to hear about the Iron Age fortified settlement located there between 100BC to 50AD. It was interesting to learn about how the settlement would have been a very impressive sight, a statement of power and wealth, with 14 roundhouses made from wattle and daub. Two human burials sites were also found which are believed to be from the later Roman occupation of the site and radio-carbon dating will be carried out on the remains, if they are suitable, to confirm that. There was also an opportunity for visitors to have a look at the artefacts found during the dig, which was fascinating.

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