|Today, 14th July, we were pleased to welcome SWAAG founder Peter Denison-Edson and Dr Pete Wilson FSA, Head of Research Policy (Roman Archaeology) for English Heritage, Hon Chairman, Roman Antiquities Section, The Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society. While these two eminent historians toured the site with Philip and Rob, it was also good to speak to Local History Legend Jocelyn Campbell who joined us for the morning..
Dr Wilson considered our interpretation of the site and suggested that following the initial establishment of a round-house settlement, Romano-British occupants had used Roman civil engineering techniques such as terracing to optimise land use. Finds are consistent with Romano-British occupation.
In an interesting development we have found a copper-alloy stylus in two parts, one yesterday and one today. This is the first indication that occupants of the site were literate.