chapter  1
Site, surroundings and discovery
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It can fairly be assumed that the area was equall y important in pre-Roman times for passage north-south where the estuary is narrow and it is possible to avoid the carrlands inland to the west. This is not to say

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that the low-lying areas were not inhabited or accessible. Finds of prehistoric logboats in the Ancholme valley, the Trent catchment and, most recently, the Foulness river marshes all attest to utilization of the waterways as well as the land routes.