Petuaria ReVisited Community Archaeological Fund

by MARTIN CREDLAND in Brough, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd April 2021 we successfully raised £55 ( + est. £5.00 Gift Aid ) with 5 supporters in 56 days

A local project for the community and for the communities wellbeing. Set up to fund finding out the secrets of the Roman Civitas Petuaria.

by MARTIN CREDLAND in Brough, England, United Kingdom

Under a green open space within the town of Brough on Humber lies one of the forgotten gems of Roman Britain, the Fort, Port and Town of Petuaria. Founded in 70 AD and abandoned at the end of the Roman rule it was one of the major trading centres in Northern Britain as well the capital of the local Celtic tribe, the Parisi.

In 2018 our project started to bring Petuaria back to life with extensive Geo Physical surveys.  The results were astounding and partially matched the results of earlier excavations but showed tantalizing hints of even more exciting secrets.

Our results showed a D shape feature that conformed to that of a Roman Theatre which we know from an inscription found, existed there. The summer of 2020, excavation work commenced and uncovered a Late Roman high-status building.   Due to the stunning archaeology uncovered, additional excavations are required to establish what this and other unique feature are.  To achieve this, we need to raise £5,000, to allow the members of the local community to explore this exciting and unique site that could change our view of the Romans in the north.

A key part of our project focuses on using our project to support personal wellbeing, healthy living and community cohesion.   We also focus on participants especially children and young people who would not normally engage in archaeology due to personal life circumstances. 

The funds we raise will go to pay for post excavation costs and the social initiatives we are putting in place with the project.  We will be providing free places to individuals and groups as well as bursaries, childcare cost, feeding and undertaking making the project Carbon Neutral.  Our vision is to ensure the project is Carbon Neutral by implementing recycling, planting native trees and providing a Roman herb garden providing free pick your own herbs for all.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

For a £100 donation we will reward people with a Petuaria Revisited T shirt and mug, 2020 interim report and certificate. one on one tour of the dig should it go ahead as planned

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Pdf of the project interim report so far

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Interim Report (PDF). Be part of a group tour of the dig site should it go ahead as planned

£20 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

Framed certificate and 2020 Interim report (PDF). Be part of a group tour of the dig site should it go ahead as planned

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Petuaria Revisited T shirt and 2020 Interim report (PDF). One on one tour of the dig should it go ahead as planned.

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