Rescue archaeology in Worcester

From Worcestershire News

Roman remains found buried at infirmary site

Dr Denis Williams, county archaeologist, examines some of the thousands  of Roman pottery shards fuond on the Castle Street site.
Dr
Denis Williams, county archaeologist, examines some of the thousands of
Roman pottery shards fuond on the Castle Street site.

A MEDIAEVAL skeleton, a human tooth and hoardes of Roman pottery have been found buried under modern-day Worcester.

Archaeologists excavating the former Worcester Royal Infirmary site,
in Castle Street, have unearthed more than 1,700 years of history.

Beneath the five-acre site, which is being transformed into the
University of Worcester’s new city campus, they found evidence of a
busy, noisy, dirty Roman district.

As well as two Roman buildings and large pits used for disposing
rubbish, they found proof of metal-working and huge amounts of pottery,
some of which proves the people of Roman Worcester had trading links
with Roman France.

There is a mysterious circular ditch, 13m in diameter and dating to the third century AD, which has baffled archaeologists.

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