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Evidence Of New Route Into Scotland For Roman Invasion Attempt

May 28, 2019 - General
The remains of the Roman marching camp were uncovered during building work. Source: GUARD Archaeology Ltd / Fair Use.

A school playing field in Ayrshire, in the west of Scotland, has provided archaeologists with multiple layers of archaeology topped with a Roman marching camp used in the Roman conquest of Scotland. 

Archaeological excavations undertaken by GUARD Archaeology prior to the building of the new Ayr Academy uncovered evidence of thousands of years of continued occupation. They unearthed traces of an Iron Age occupation with a shale bracelet, pits, and post-holes dating to the late third and second millennium BC, a Neolithic settlement from the fourth millennium BC, and a Mesolithic hunter/gatherer camp from the sixth millennium BC.

The remains of the Roman marching camp were uncovered during building work. (GUARD Archaeology Ltd)


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