1 Poultry proved to be one of the most significant Roman sites ever excavated in the City of London, with an unparalleled sequence of buildings, roads and open spaces. A timber drain of AD 47/8 beneath the main road is the earliest securely dated structure yet known from Londinium, and a pottery shop, destroyed in the Boudican revolt, gives a snapshot of life in AD 60/1. A 2nd-century AD writing tablet preserves the only evidence for the sale of a slave found in Britain to date, while the 3rd- and 4th-century buildings found provide a rare demonstration of the continuities and changes that occurred in Roman urban life. A full digital resource for the sites excavated at 1 Poultry and in the vicinity is available online via Archaeology Data Service.
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