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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Excavation may reveal secret of the Hurlers
A Bronze Age crystal pavement described as "unique" by archaeologists is to be uncovered for the first time since the 1930s.
The Hurlers stone circle near Minions on Bodmin Moor and, above right, the crystal pavement as it looked when last uncovered in 1938 [Credit: Emily Whitfield-Wicks]
The monument, at the Hurlers stone circle on Bodmin Moor, is believed to be the only one of its kind in the British Isles. Scientists and historians hope that by studying it they will gain a better understanding of early civilisations.
Organised by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, "Mapping the Sun" will be led by a team from Cornwall Council's Historic Environment department. Archaeologists will be setting up at the site close to the village of Minions this weekend and the excavation will be open to the public between Tuesday and Saturday. Read the rest of this article...