Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Soldiers discover Roman Hypocaust in South Wales

Operation Nightingale – A project currently being deployed in the armed forces to help rehabilitate injured solders through archaeological investigations have discovered a hypocaust system and standing walls from a substantial roman building in Wales.

'Operation Nightingale' was developed to utilise both the technical and social aspects of field archaeology to help in the rehabilitation and skill development of soldiers injured in the conflict in Afghanistan.  There is a close correlation between the skills required by the modern soldier and those of the professional archaeologist.