Re: [medievalsawdust] Rare Roman plane unearthed
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> Subject: [authenticity] Rare Roman tool dug up in
> Rare Roman tool dug up in Wolds
> A GROUP of archaeologists is celebrating after
> unearthing an incredibly
> 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
> 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 =
> 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
> 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
> "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
> and coins, as well as the woodworking plane."
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