Read The archaeologists have discovered the layout of an Iron Age condominium on the campus of the British University of Warwick. The settlement of at least 15 round houses is the earliest evidence of settlement in the Coventry area, Warwick University reports in a press release. The previously excavated building ground plans seem to be only part of a larger complex. On one side, a small river bounded the settlement, which was located near a late Stone Age road. The archaeologists around Stephen Hill from the University of Warwick also found pottery and some animal bones, which also date back to the Iron Age.

Hill and his colleagues suggest that the Iron Age remains discovered during the construction of a sports complex date back to either the first century BC or earlier. The ancient settlers may have been expelled by invading Romans, the researchers speculate.

ddp / bdw - Cornelia Pfaff

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