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Case study - Rutland habitat creation scheme

Excavation of a Roman shrine at Rutland Water

Whilst carry out work on the Rutland habitat creation scheme back in 2009, a large expanse of land required archaeological input when a Roman Shrine was discovered.  

The Roman Shrine was discovered on land to be used to create a large lagoon for wild fowl and other wildlife attracted to the reservoir.

The find sparked some press coverage but it was not until November 2013 that the press became really interested and the magazine Current Archaeology carried a 6 page spread which included words from Northamptonshire County Archaeology who carried out the site work.

 

Archaeologist working as banksman on site

Image shows the archaeologist working as Banksman instructing the driver of the machine where to dig and how deep to go.

 

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