Archaeologists have begun to search for hidden historical treasures on a site that will house a new Otley supermarket.

The dig, pictured, on land behind the abattoir off Bondgate, earmarked for the new Sainsbury's superstore, began on Monday and is due to last for around five weeks. It follows an exploratory dig which uncovered evidence of habitation, including pottery and a surfaced footpath from Roman times.

The West Yorkshire Archaeological Services team hopes to find more evidence to piece together a better picture of the early history of Otley.

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