Saturday, September 3, 2011
Iron age hill fort excavation reveals 'possible suburbia'
Size of settlement suggests Ham Hill site was a town rather than a defensive structure, archaeologists believe
The most intensive investigation ever undertaken of Britain's largest iron age hill fort is expected to reveal new details of how Britons lived 2,000 years ago – and maybe even that they were almost as suburban as we are.
Stretching across 80 hilltop hectares, behind three miles of ramparts, the fort, at Ham Hill in Somerset, and the outline of its history have been known for many years.
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