Olympic digs yield historic finds

From the BBC: Olympic digs yield historic finds.

Valuable archeological finds have been unearthed on two Olympics 2012 sites.

Pottery from the 4th Century and a Roman coin were found on the London stadium site and Iron Age activity found on the Aquatics Centre site.

The finds will form part of the Museum of London’s collection but digging activity will not delay building work, the games’ organisers say.

Archeological work to date the items and place them in historical context will now take place.

The first Londoners lived in thatched circular mud huts on the site that will house the Aquatics Centre, but in the Iron Age would have been a small area of dry land in a valley of lakes, rivers and marshes, archeologists believe. [continue]