2nd June 2014:

Fieldwork by staff from OA North and a team of volunteers at the extramural settlement at the Roman fort of Maryport, Cumbria, is continuing to uncover fascinating evidence of life on the northern frontier.

The excavation, which began in April, is the second season of a two-year project run on behalf of the Hadrian's Wall Trust and funded by the philanthropist Christian Levet. The project has revealed evidence for plot divisions and stone buildings, and collected many finds, including fragments of mail armour, pottery from Spain and Gaul, glass vessels, and personal objects of glass and metal.

The latest discoveries have attracted media interest. Click here for an article on the BBC News website and here for a story on the Times and Star website.

For further information about the project, click here.