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Dig unearths ancient mine and Roman road

Dig unearths ancient mine and Roman road
trefwoorden: UK - Atherton - romeinse weg - bronstijd - nederzetting
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a Roman road and Bronze Age settlement at a multi-million pound business and leisure park development.
The dig at the 300-acre Gibfield Park site in Atherton has revealed fragmentary remains of the badly damaged road, which linked Roman forts at Manchester and Wigan.
A 10-strong team of archaeologists from Manchester University spent the summer excavating the former site of Gadbury Fold, off Atherleigh Way. Their survey also revealed that mining had been carried out on the site since at least the 14th century.

Lees verder bij: Bolton Evening News (10 oktober 2003)