Information for record number MWA9776:
Roman pottery sherds at the Lunt Roman Fort Car Park, south of Lunt Fort Cottages, Baginton.

Summary 206 Roman pottery sherds, all dating to the first century AD, recovered during the excavation of a single trial trench within the Lunt Roman Fort car park, south of Lunt Fort Cottages, Baginton.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 99 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Baginton
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 206 sherds (1482g) of Roman pottery, all dating to the first century AD, were recovered during the excavation of a single 3.8m by 2.0m trial trench. These may have been related to the period one (60-64 AD) occupation of the Roman fort to the north. These included Samian, greyware and courseware fabrics. No archaeological features were recorded. Trenches previously excavated to the north of the Lunt Cottages recorded period one occupation.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Lunt Roman Fort Car Park, Archaeological Excavation 2001
Author/originator: Thompson P
Date: 2001
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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technique Trial Trench A small regular hole that is usually square or rectangular in shape. Archaeologists dig trial trenches to discover if there are any archaeological remains at a particular location. See also excavation. back
period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURE * Use only for features assumed to be archaeological but which cannot be identified more precisely without further investigation .Use more specific term where known back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument FORT * A permanently occupied position or building designed primarily for defence. back
monument CAR PARK * A place where cars and other road vehicles may be parked and left. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back

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