Road was thought to have been Roman until carbon dating on foundations
Read more: Roman road doubt after discovery cobbled built 100 years before invasion | Mail OnlineTim Malim, the archaeologist leading the project, said his team had been brought in to investigate what was believed to be a Roman road.
But on closer inspection, they realised that the construction was actually built upon the original foundations of another road, which was found to date from the Iron Age.
The discovery is now likely to prompt archaeologists in other parts of Britain to re-examine some more typically Roman-looking roads to see whether they too were constructed by Britons.
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