For the past five years a small dig has been going on in the village of Keycol, near Sittingbourne. Roman material was being dug up on a private property in the area and the owners contacted Andrew Mayfield to initiate further investigation. Numerous test pits brought up Roman ceramics and coins; a longer trench revealed itself to be a dump of broken pottery; and a separate trench (ended up as 4 x 2 metres x 1 m deep) revealed more Roman material and a probable pebble floor with an oven structure. In Spring 2016 excavation will continue with study of the oven and its surrounds.
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