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Re: [medievalsawdust] Rare Roman plane unearthed

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  • Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
    darn... no pictures! Where did you hear about this? Conal ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 5, 2002
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      darn... no pictures!

      Where did you hear about
      this?

      Conal

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      > -----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
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      > 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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