A gardener who thought he had discovered human bones in his yard has given archaeologists permission to dig after another interesting find.
Andrew Allen, 30, believed he had made an unnerving discovery shortly after moving into his Swinton home earlier this year.
Tests revealed the bones actually came from a cow, but he has recently found up 90 pieces of Roman-era pottery while digging up his garden.
Archaeologists now believe the property in Toll Bar Road could be sitting on a key Roman-era farming settlement and are set to carry out a full excavation.
Project leader Dr Lauren McIntyre, of Wath-based Elmet Archaeological Services, said: “The South Yorkshire region is generally overlooked in terms of Roman history. But Andrew’s finds suggest the presence of a previously undiscovered archaeological site. Read more.