Pictured Above: A “remarkably intact” Medieval stone causeway uncovered by Oxford Archaeology in November 2017. Photo: Oxford Mail
Archaeologists in England have discovered a “remarkably intact” medieval road that could have an interesting connection to farriery.
A cobbled road consisting of rounded river pebbles, limestone and chalk rocks was discovered beneath a field in Oxford, England, while archaeologists work on the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, according to the Oxford Mail. The team of archeologists have dug about 200 trenches along the 3-mile route of the proposed flood channel.
The road was uncovered with horseshoes still lying on top and ruts in its surface that were made by cart wheels more than 500 years ago. The discovery of the road was one of several discoveries including evidence of Iron or Bronze Age roundhouses in a field near South Hinkley, which could date back to as far as 4,000 years.
“This gives us an unprecedented insight into the history of part of Oxford,” says Ben Ford, the archeology project manager.
The archeologists hope to produce a final report early next year.