Re-used Roman Board
A re-used Roman board from Tanner Row.
Excavated in 1984-5 by YAT, timbers from an early third century building were identified and conserved. This board was cut from Silver Fir, a non-native species, and had been imported from continental Europe as part of a finished object.
The board has edge pegs to fasten it to a neighbour, moulded decoration and housings showing it was part of a panelled feature and woodworm damage showing it had spent some time in use before being broken up. This one object tells us about trade links with Europe, about sophisticated woodworking technology and about recycling of materials in the Roman empire.