Welsh site spans Roman and medieval periods

The time between when the Romans left Britain and the medieval period began has usually been considered a dark age lacking in civilization, but a new archaeological discovery in Caernarfon, Wales may help to fill in the gaps.

The workers have uncovered a Roman construction camp, followed by a cemetery spanning Roman and medieval eras.

The construction camp dates from the early Roman period, around the time that a fort called Segontium was built, while the cemetery, located at the same site, dates from the period 500 to 700 CE, at least one hundred years after the fort was abandoned. The existence of the two in close proximity proves that the area was in continuous use from Roman to medieval times.