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Shale Bead

9 January 2018

Our Milton Keynes Team has recently unearthed a lathe-turned bead of Roman date

Shale and jet were worked from the Bronze Age into the Medieval period and later; however, the type of bead and its manufacture suggest a Roman example.

Fragments of Roman pot (including Samian ware), animal bone and building material were also unearthed alongside the bead