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Iron Age and Roman pits at the newly discovered Iron Age settlement in Wiltshire, England
Image credit: Taylor Wimpey
 
An Iron Age settlement has been unearthed at a building site in Wiltshire, southern England. Roundhouses, with hundreds of pits for storage, are among the discoveries at a site where Taylor Wimpey (one of Britain’s largest residential developers) is building 700 new houses. A Taylor Wimpey spokesman is reported as saying that, “We scheduled the archaeological investigation into our programme of work, as it is a vital step of the process. The work will continue until our contractors are completely satisfied that they have thoroughly investigated and recovered everything which they need for further analysis.”
 
Evidence or Roman activity at the site has also been discovered in the form of a large clay quarry pit. Archaeological excavations are expected to continue for a further three weeks. More here.