Roman find on Anglesey changes view of Menai Strait


Archaeologists working on the banks of the Menai Strait think they may have uncovered evidence of a civilian settlement near the Roman fort of Segontium.

The site at Llanedwen, Anglesey, revealed "an unusual amount of high status material, suggesting a Roman site with links to the military".

The Gwynedd Archaeological Trust says road works and a honeycomb of buildings were found, but no defensive ditches.

Analysis of pottery found shows the site dates from the end of the 1st Century, through to the middle of the 4th Century.

Dave Hopewell, of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, said it could be the first suggestion of a civilian settlement opposite the fort of Segontium.

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