The late Roman cemetery at Lankhills in Winchester was investigated by Giles Clarke between 1967 and 1972 and raised important questions regarding the nature of the population of the Roman town. It was therefore important that when Hampshire County Council redeveloped the school site that over lay part of the cemetery that the information about the people of Venta Belgarum in the late Roman period was not lost. Information about their lives, their health, the family groups and region of origin. Information about their spiritual lives as seen through their burial practices and their daily lives as revealed by the grave goods they were buried with.
The results of this archaeological excavation are now available in a monograph produced by Oxford Archaeology.