Week Two: 20th July 2011

The first results from excavations found foundations of Roman houses, rectangular buildings and the traces of walls and floors.

This week the archaeologists have found traces of how the stone was robbed from Roman buildings in recent times. It is known that the ruins of some Roman buildings still stood in Dorchester until 300 years ago.

228 Archaeologists excavating down to Roman times

After experts have looked at the finds, public talks will be given and a report will be written. The finds will be given to the County Museum in High West Street.

229 A Roman opus signinum floor which is made of small stones and pieces of clay tiles

230 Smaller stones are that remains of another wall after the big stones had been robbed

231 A Roman wall foundation that is still in place