A little bit of sole: some Roman shoes from Lincoln’s waterfront

I had the opportunity recently to assess the condition of some of the Roman shoes excavated at Lincoln’s Roman waterfront in the late 1980s. The excavations, which I’ve mentioned before in this post about an enigmatic wooden paddle, have provided some of the best organic survival in the city, but have never been fully published and sadly remain less known than they should be. Continue reading

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Brooches, buckles and fabric: Two significant new late Roman burials from Lincoln

Excavations at the site of the University Technical College in Lincoln in 2014 by Lincolnshire archaeologists Allen Archaeology uncovered two fascinating and important late Roman burials, the report on which I have just seen and would like to share the details of here. Continue reading