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Excavation reveals Roman discoveries at the Guildhall

Excavation reveals Roman discoveries at the Guildhall

Over the last six months, the Fieldwork team at York Archaeological Trust has been monitoring and recording any archaeological deposits or features that are exposed through the ongoing redevelopment and restoration work at the Guildhall complex.

Recently an excavation of new foundation trenches revealed an area of cobbled surface dated to the Roman period.

Buried over 1.5m below modern street level, the surface contained an abundance of Roman pottery and a silver coin. Furthermore, the excavation of a small trench revealed that three district surfaces had been laid, suggesting that it remained in use for a considerable period!

Date: 28 February 2020

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