FOUDGUM (FR.) IN DE ROMEINSE TIJD
Studies of native pottery from the Roman period demonstrate that the 'terp' of Foudgum was inhabited during the first three centuries AD. The pottery shows a distinct style within the tradition of pottery production in the coastal area. The excavation revealed a landscape cut by creeks and gullies. According to finds of coins and pottery from the surrounding 'terpen', many places in this area were inhabited during the Roman period. The rise of the sea level in the 3rd century (Duinkerke II transgression) probably resulted in abandonment of the settlement at Foudgum.