Monday, November 5, 2012

Prehistoric remains unearthed in Cornwall

Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure likely to have been built around 5,500 years ago.

Initial findings from the excavations, led by Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment Service, suggest the eastern end of the site may have been a ‘causewayed enclosure’ dating from the early Neolithic period (3800BC to 3600BC).

Now the team will catalogue their findings, take samples and, in line with national guidance, carefully re-bury the site to protect it for future generations.

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