Guernsey the Roman Empire's trading post
Tanya Walls, La Société Guernesiaise archaeology secretary, said before the finds it had been thought they had little influence.
However, when evidence of settlements, trade and industry came to light it told a different story.
The island became a centre for trade, most obviously shown by the wreck of a Roman trading ship found off Guernsey.
Before the Romans, Guernsey had been well-known as a trading point for wine in the Iron Age as ships made their way north from Bordeaux.
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