Romans on the Don

Find out what life was like in the Doncaster region before and after the Romans arrived almost 2,000 years ago.

The Romans on the Don project pulled together information from ten archaeological excavations carried out in advance of aggregate quarrying since 1986. Finds described include a Roman bath house, timber round houses, pottery kilns and much more.

Key features

  • a downloadable children's comic of adventures, jokes, puzzles and strange facts, to read on screen or print out.

  • a downloadable teachers pack of classroom activities for Key Stage 2 History, linked to background information on Archaeology, the Iron Age, the Romans and four of Doncaster's excavated Iron Age and Roman archaeological sites. The accompanying worksheets and exercises are designed to aid teaching on the Romans, historical interpretation and historical enquiry.

The Romans on the Don webpages were produced for the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service by inHeritage and were funded by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

Contact Archaeology Service

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S1 2SH