Archaeological Fieldwork, Hinton

Archaeological Fieldwork, Hinton

'New Archaeological fieldwork at Hinton St Mary: the mosaic in context'

 Dr Richard Hobbs, Weston curator of Roman Britain, British Museum will present results of the recent archaeological evaluation season conducted at the site of the mosaic discovered at Hinton St Mary in the 1960s.

After the mosaic was discovered in 1963, subsequent excavations by Dr Kenneth Painter of the British Museum suggested that the mosaic belonged to a late Roman 'villa', probably of courtyard style.

Painter was not entirely convinced that the mosaic belonged to such a building complex and a more recent geophysical survey has aslo failed to resolve the problem. New excavations, led once again by the British Museum, aim to shed more light on why the famous mosaic was laid.

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