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  • Gregory G. Stapleton
    Thought everyone might find this interesting! Gawain Kilgore / Gregory G. Stapleton I proudly pledge allegiance to one nation under God. ... From: iandix
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 4, 2002
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      Thought everyone might find this interesting!
      Gawain Kilgore / Gregory G. Stapleton
      "I proudly pledge allegiance to one nation under God."
      -----Original Message-----
      From: iandix [mailto:iandix@...]
      Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 2:45 PM
      To: authenticity@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [authenticity] Rare Roman tool dug up in Wolds

      Rare Roman tool dug up in Wolds

      A GROUP of archaeologists is celebrating after unearthing an incredibly rar=
      e
      2000-year-old relic near Goodmanham on the Yorkshire Wolds following a
      long and painstaking dig.

      The highly unusual find is an ivory woodworking plane dating from Roman
      times. Only a few examples of Roman woodworking planes have been found
      in Britain and mainland Europe.

      The Goodmanham plane is said to be the only complete one of its type known =

      to date from this period.

      The find was made near the East Yorkshire village as a team from Humber
      Field Archaeology (HFA), based in Hull, was working on the route of the £47=
      m
      BP Chemicals Teesside to Saltend Ethylene Pipeline.

      The plane was discovered during the summer of 2000, it was disclosed
      yesterday. It is 330mm long and comprises an ivory stock with an iron base =

      and blade. It is now receiving its final treatment for conservation at the =
      York
      Archaeological Trust's conservation laboratory.

      HFA project manager Ken Steedman said: "The

      discovery of such an

      artefact is special and of great importance, with enormous significance not=

      just for the history of woodworking tools, but for the history of the area =
      in which
      it was found."

      He said: "This exciting excavation revealed important evidence of Roman
      occupation on the site from the first century through to the late fourth ce=
      ntury
      AD.

      "We recorded several settlement enclosures defined by ditches, each of
      which contained at least one timber building, and we recovered large

      quantities of finds.

      "These included pottery, animal bones and metal finds including jewellery
      and coins, as well as the woodworking plane."





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    • Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
      darn... no pictures! Where did you hear about this? Conal ...
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 5, 2002
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        darn... no pictures!

        Where did you hear about
        this?

        Conal

        --- "Gregory G. Stapleton" <gregsta@...>
        wrote:
        > Thought everyone might find this interesting!
        > Gawain Kilgore / Gregory G. Stapleton
        > "I proudly pledge allegiance to one nation under
        > God."
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: iandix [mailto:iandix@...]
        > Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 2:45 PM
        > To: authenticity@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [authenticity] Rare Roman tool dug up in
        > Wolds
        >
        >
        > Rare Roman tool dug up in Wolds
        >
        > A GROUP of archaeologists is celebrating after
        > unearthing an incredibly
        > rar=
        > e
        > 2000-year-old relic near Goodmanham on the Yorkshire
        > Wolds following a
        > long and painstaking dig.
        >
        > The highly unusual find is an ivory woodworking
        > plane dating from Roman
        > times. Only a few examples of Roman woodworking
        > planes have been found
        > in Britain and mainland Europe.
        >
        > The Goodmanham plane is said to be the only complete
        > one of its type
        > known =
        >
        > to date from this period.
        >
        > The find was made near the East Yorkshire village as
        > a team from Humber
        > Field Archaeology (HFA), based in Hull, was working
        > on the route of the
        > �47=
        > m
        > BP Chemicals Teesside to Saltend Ethylene Pipeline.
        >
        > The plane was discovered during the summer of 2000,
        > it was disclosed
        > yesterday. It is 330mm long and comprises an ivory
        > stock with an iron
        > base =
        >
        > and blade. It is now receiving its final treatment
        > for conservation at
        > the =
        > York
        > Archaeological Trust's conservation laboratory.
        >
        > HFA project manager Ken Steedman said: "The
        >
        > discovery of such an
        >
        > artefact is special and of great importance, with
        > enormous significance
        > not=
        >
        > just for the history of woodworking tools, but for
        > the history of the
        > area =
        > in which
        > it was found."
        >
        > He said: "This exciting excavation revealed
        > important evidence of Roman
        > occupation on the site from the first century
        > through to the late fourth
        > ce=
        > ntury
        > AD.
        >
        > "We recorded several settlement enclosures defined
        > by ditches, each of
        > which contained at least one timber building, and we
        > recovered large
        >
        > quantities of finds.
        >
        > "These included pottery, animal bones and metal
        > finds including
        > jewellery
        > and coins, as well as the woodworking plane."
        >
        >
        >
        >
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