Post-excavation

Post excavationPost excavationPost-excavation answers many questions, but some intriguing ones remain. Was the late Roman town house in use when the Roman government withdrew from Britain? Or was there a decline in the fortunes of Dorchester before that? Did the house continue to be used after the Romano-British period? What can further study of the coins tell us about the monetary economy in the closing years of Roman influence? And the barn/warehouse poses questions too. What agricultural activities took place there, and how ‘rural’ was the Roman town of Dorchester?

We are now doing the final analysis of the finds from the Dorset County Hospital site to try to answer some of these questions. We hope the results will be published in an illustrated book about this interesting site.