Archaeologists hope to find Roman suburb in Northampton

Archaeologists in Northampton, England are set to excavate a site that may reveal 1,000 years of local history, from the Iron Age through the end of the Roman period. They believe the site might have been a suburb of the Roman city of Duston.

The nine-acre site is scheduled to become a housing development, and archaeologists are eager to begin their month-long window to investigate further. Steve Parry, from Northamptonshire Archaeology, said, “So we’re fairly confident of what we’re likely to find, but there’s really no way of telling what might actually be down there.”