Round huts found at Vindolanda

The stream of interesting archaeological finds continues at Vindolanda, the Roman fort at Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, England, with the discovery of dozens of circular huts.

Because an earlier fort was demolished to accomodate these structures, experts believe that they were of some importance, but Romans themselves did not build circular huts. The answer, according to Director of Excavations Dr. Andrew Birley, is that the huts were built to house locals who fed and traded with the Romans.