The Durotriges Project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England. The fieldwork, takes place within Dorset, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. The project is run as a Bournemouth University summer field school.
The invasion of southern Britain by Rome is usually treated as if it was a single, dramatic event, with the Roman legions fighting a lengthy and bitter war of conquest. But, was it really like this? The Durotriges Project is reconsidering the Iron Age to Roman transition through a detailed programme of field survey, geophysical investigation and targeted excavation. In the summer of 2009 excavation commenced (continuing in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013), upon an enclosed late Iron Age ‘banjo’ settlement containing round houses, work surfaces, storage pits and the footings of a Roman masonry building.
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