“Faint scratches on slivers of fir wood recycled from old barrels”

Wooden tablets discovered in the mud of a former river in London turned out to be the oldest evidence of handwriting from Roman-era England. The documents record detailed information about the earliest Roman settlers in that region.

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Oldest handwritten documents in UK unearthed in London dig

By Maev Kennedy

The Guardian

June 1, 2016

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