Stephen Macaulay: A Roman Villa in Somerset

As professional archaeologists we can find ourselves working on any and all types of sites, indeed some will not even have any archaeology at all, as we discover much to the delight of developer! More often than not we’ll be working on a site that has some archaeology, it’s often interesting and exciting but it’s not say ‘a Roman Villa’… there are however those occasional times when that is exactly what we are excavating… So right now we are digging a Roman Villa in Somerset.

Two archaeologists on kneelers use their trowels to reveal a mosaic at a Roman villa

Uncovering a mosaic at a Roman villa in Somerset

The summer of 2016 has seen Oxford Archaeology given the opportunity to investigate a rather nice Roman Villa in Somerset and you can see the team reveal a mosaic, probably for the dining room of the house. We have many more weeks to discover more about this site and will be returning for further work in the future… All very exciting and rather fantastic!

An archaeologist gives the thumbs up in a trench

Thumbs up from Toby

Stephen Macaulay is a Senior Project Manager at Oxford Archaeology’s East office in Cambridge. For more information about Oxford Archaeology and our fieldwork services, visit our website: