Carlisle dig provides a "wonderful glimpse into how people lived 2,000 years ago"

Carlisle Castle, one of the most important archaeological digs in northern England, has now been completed, providing experts with a wealth of archaeological evidence to study including armor, leather, pottery, and everyday household items.

The dig, which took place in front of the castle, unearthed artifacts from Roman through modern times, with significant discoveries of Roman and medieval objects from articulated armor to a nit comb. "All this evidence provided a wonderful glimpse into how people lived 2,000 years ago, and also in medieval Carlisle, more than 1,000 years later," said senior executive officer for Oxford Archaeology North, Rachel Newman.