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Both men and women worked in Roman brickyard

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Both men and women worked in Roman brickyard
Both men and women worked in Roman brickyard

Researchers have revealed the latest findings from archaeological excavations at Priors Hall Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, East Anglia, on the site of the remains of a Roman brickworks.

Archaeologists at the excavation site found six tons of remains of Roman roof tiles that were not suitable for sale. Research proves that both men and women were employed in the brickyard – probably from the slave state. Evidence is to be preserved traces of footprints and shoes that belonged to both sexes.

According to experts, the ancient “factory” in which ceramics, bricks and tiles were produced was built on the site of a temple/mausoleum. The object is dated to the 3rd-4th century CE. The recipients of the brickyard’s production were certainly local villa owners.

  • Ancient History Magazine, 43

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