New Silchester dig info added to Calleva

It took a bit of a nudge from Apple (who removed the App from the Appstore for going too long without an update) but I have finally managed to update Calleva with the details of the last few digging seasons.

A lot has changed, since I wrote the App as part of the ‘Careers in Archaeology Module’ at Reading. Then we were in the last year of a 25 year exploration of Insula IX, the section I worked on was well into the Iron Age and had uncovered a defensive ditch from the pre-Roman settlement.

Now if you go to Silchester there’s just grass where there used to be a massive hole! But happily, after a short break to investigate Marden Henge in Wiltshire, Reading have returned to Silchester, ¬†finding a previously unknown temple with mystery placement of Nero stamped tiles, and last season re-excavating the bath house.

For the full story see https://research.reading.ac.uk/silchester/ or download the Calleva App to take a tour.