Roman Settlement Discovered

2000 year old human remains have been found in Nottingham, where the Highways Agency is widening the A453. Archeologists say pottery and jewellery have also been found at the early Roman settlement.

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Human remains dating back thousands of years found

by Phil Brewster

Archeologists examining human remains found by the A453 in Nottinghamshire believe they're from a late Iron age or early Roman settlement.

The bones, which date back around two thousand years, were found in shallow graves during work to turn the road into a dual carriageway.

As well as the human remains, several artefacts were also unearthed including pottery and bits of jewellery.

Ancient bones from Iron age or Roman settlement

Archaeologists who discovered human remains close to the A453 in Nottinghamshire believe they're from a late Iron age or early Roman settlement.

The bones which date back around two thousand years, were found in shallow graves during work to turn the road into a dual carriageway.

As well as the human remains, archaeologists unearthed pottery and jewellery including a jet bracelet.

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Unearthing the past

Ancient human remains found in Clifton
Ancient human remains found in Clifton Credit: ITV Central

Archaeologists will today be at the site in Nottinghamshire where two thousand year old human remains were found.

The discovery came when the Highways Agency started work on widening the A453 in Clifton.

The remains were found in an early Roman settlement, along with pottery and jewellery.