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Fine dining, quarrying, and manufacturing Medieval & later landuse

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Dougie Killock’s talk to COLAS presenting the preliminary results of our excavations on the site of the Hampton by Hilton London City hotel in Aldgate, which took place as part of the hotel’s development. We found archaeology dating from the Roman period, when the site was located close to the main road to Colchester, through to the late 19th century. The excavation recorded extensive evidence of gravel quarrying dating to the Roman and medieval periods. The finds recovered included high status imported ceramics and artefacts associated local manufacturing notably glass-making, sugar production and bell founding.

Hadrian’s Wall – Turret 3a

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Scott Vance spoke about our thrilling discovery of Turret 3a to a full house at the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, as one of their monthly members’ lectures.

Turret 3a is the first turret to be found in almost 40 years; excitingly this also means there may be more of the wall yet to be discovered in urban Tyneside.

Roman London west of the Walbrook

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Ireneo Grosso presents his preliminary interpretations of recent PCA excavations between Coleman Street and Moorgate to the the LAMAS 59th Annual Conference of London Archaeologists.

This talk focuses on the main Roman structures and deposits recorded during our excavation in the City of London. During our mitigation work we unearthed evidence of two Roman roads, industrial activity (glass working), clay and timber buildings and one masonry building represented by a partially preserved opus signinum floor and a large quantity of painted plaster.

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