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Wheeldale Moor Cist



'I should also like to comment on the 'road' across Wheeldale Moor, which you illustrated on the front cover. This structure is often referred to as one of the best surviving instances of unaltered, though robbed, Roman road construction. However, apart from being roughly on a line drawn between Cawthorn Roman camps and the Roman fortlet on Lease Rigg, it has none of the characteristics of a Roman road. It is restricted to Wheeldale Moor, and follows a sinuous course. It is also broken by watercourses. For some time I have suspected that this monument is in fact a Neolithic or Early Bronze Age boundary line'

An extract from a letter from the Archaeologist Blaise Vyner published in British Archaeology, no 29, November 1997
The full letter is here
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
14th June 2007ce

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