Roman artefacts found at Eco Park site

A whole host of artefacts and skeletons dating back to Roman times have been uncovered at the Eco Park site.

Roman coins, pottery and jewellery have also been discovered as part of excavations ahead of our plans to build on the site.

Archaeologists made the discoveries during a dig on land which will be home to a green business park and new training facility for all Forest Green Rovers' teams.

Cotswold Archaeology's Sharon Clough said: "We've excavated 10 burials and we think these date to the Roman period or post-Roman period.

"The coins in particular are very useful because they have different emperors on, which will give you quite a specific date."

Chairman Dale Vince added: "We knew there was a Roman villa there so I thought we'd find some coins but not much beyond that.

"I find it really interesting and these finds seem to span a couple of centuries so there were people living there for a very long time."

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