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Volunteer diggers help unearth Norfolk's Roman links

A fourth Century skeleton was unearthed at Caistor St Edmund in 2009

Volunteers have been helping archaeologists explore the extent of the Roman occupation of south Norfolk.

Archaeologists from the Caistor Roman Town Research Project work on-site for two months every summer, but volunteers scour the site for finds all year.

"We want to find out how 'Romanised' this area of Norfolk became once Venta was established," said project volunteer Hazel Leese.

Work is needed year-round as the area being searched covers 100 sq km.

The remains of the Roman market town and capital of the Iceni tribe, Venta Icenorum, are located nearby.

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