Excavation in advance of engineering works along the M1 between Hemel Hempstead and Luton revealed significant archaeological remains. From Mesolithic to Motorway: The Archaeology of the M1 (Junction 6a-10) Widening Scheme, Hertfordshire, by Dan Stansbie, Paul Booth, Andrew Simmonds, Valerie Diez and Seren Griffiths, describes important evidence for late Mesolithic and early Neolithic activity and pits, late Iron Age and Roman activity (including the manufacture of puddingstone querns), rural settlements, trackways and enclosures, and a substantial 12th-13th century farmstead.

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