Winsum-Bruggeburen, second report on the excavation. The Roman pottery
A small part of a terp in Winsum in the province of Friesland was excavated in 1997. Although the study area had been levelled in recent times valuable information concerning the nature of the site in the Roman period was recovered. The excavation revealed that truncated remains were still present and that these features contained sherds of different types of Roman pottery dating for the major part to the first century AD. Although no features could be atttributed to Roman military presence, the type and number of the Roman pottery made clear that Romans must have been present early in the first century. The reason for the Roman presence may well have been connected with military expansion in the first centuly as early as 12 BC and/or with taxation in kind, imposed by the Romans.