The truth about Hadrian's Wall

All may not have been sweetness and light between the Romans and the local inhabitants during the time of the building of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. A new study suggests that the absence of settlements and artifacts proves that the Romans ejected the locals from the area of the wall.

The investigation of the area, led by Nick Hodgson at TWM Archaeology, used carbon dating to show that farming settlements existed in until the 2nd century building of the wall and then ceased to exist.