Plakse Wei - Bemmel

Client: Jansen Bouwontwikkeling Wijchen 
Period: oktober-november 2017

Bodac has done an UXO-research and an archeologic trail research commissioned by ‘Jansen Bouwontwikkeling’. This research was in preparation for the development of the new building project ‘Plakse Wei’ in Bemmel, the Netherlands. Based on municipal expectation maps and archeological research, an archaological site from Roman period was expected. Also, in the past there was a noble home in the plan area from 1648. The noble home fell into decline in the twentieth century, and it burned down in 1972. The foundation and parts of the walls were used in a shed. Until recently this shed was used as a mushroom farm. Commissioned by Bodac, building archaeological research was done into the remains of the former noble home, before the shed was demolished. 

During the archaeological research some archaeological sites were found and further limited from the Iron Age (inter alia a house plan), the Roman era (ditch systems, pile tracks, holes and a large amount of find material) and the New era (remnants of the property of the former noble home, and associated find material). Especially from the Roman period, special materials were found at the location, such as tuff and roof tile fragments, pottery and and some special bronze objects, like a fragment of a fibula (cloack pin) inlaid with glass paste. Also a  (almost) completely bronze spearhead was found, probably from the late Bronze Age.     

Upon advice of Bodac the municipality Lingewaard has decided that parts of the area should be examined by means of a surface covering excavation before the building starts.