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Archaeology in Warwickshire
|The Iron Age|
During the Iron Age, Warwickshire was dotted with small farmsteads such as the settlement which has been excavated at Wasperton, near Warwick. The main building at this site was a thatched round house where the family and some of the livestock lived. Around it were workshops, storehouses and stock pens.
The whole settlement was surrounded by a deep ditch which kept out wild animals. During times of trouble the population may have taken refuge in one of a number of hillforts such as Meon Hill near Stratford or Oldbury near Nuneaton.
The Iron Age site at Wasperton might have looked like this.
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