Millennium Dig report documents 80,000 Carlisle artifacts

The city of Carlisle, England is now being mentioned in the same breath as York and Newcastle when it comes to Roman archaeology thanks to the Millennium dig. The three-year effort has now been documented in a 936-page report.

While thousands of pottery fragments, coins, jewelry items and spearheads were found, it was the "extensive wooden and leather remains – which include posts, shoes and tents – that surprised the archaeologists, leading to a 'wealth of evidence' about the structure of Roman buildings which does not normally survive."