Sewer construction unearths Roman and medieval settlements in Cumbria

Sewer construction near Penrith in northern England has uncovered a Roman settlement a mere meter beneath the soil. The project has also unearthed several medieval buildings, including a rare Grubenhauser. (photos)

Archaeologists have so far discovered the remains of several Roman buildings, cobbled streets and two timber buildings including a "Grubenhauser – a sunken feature building from the early medieval period" used for storage. Experts have also found a number of artifacts such as buckles, brooches, buttons, and drinking vessels.