January 3, 2013, by Lindsay Brooke

Your votes needed for archaeological research project of the year

The Caistor Roman Project has been nominated for Research Project of the Year in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013. The dig just outside Norwich in Norfolk, has changed our understanding of Caistor – the Roman town of Venta Icenorum.

Led by Dr Will Bowden in the Department of Archaeology at The University of Nottingham, the dig is now in its fourth year. Although it is one of the country’s most important Roman archaeological sites, many aspects of its history are unknown. The current excavation project has revealed that far from being a simple Roman entity put in place after the Boudican rebellion, Caistor was something much more complex. Read more about the project take a look at the Caistor dig blog.

The first excavations at Caistor began in 1929, following the Times newspaper publication of an aerial photograph the previous year, revealing the extensive layout of the former town within a parched crop of barley.

For your votes go to the Current Archaeology awards website and scroll to the Research Project of the Year, The Iceni under Rome (University of Nottingham). Voting closes on 15 February 2013.

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