Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Iron Age cliff castle excavation finally reveals its secrets after 70 years

After a delay of 70 years, a new book has been published which sheds light on the history of a nationally important monument in Cornwall.

The work is the result of ten years' study by leading South West archaeologists into a landmark excavation of an Iron Age cliff castle near Newquay.

Titled Trevelgue Head, Cornwall: the importance of C K Croft Andrew's 1939 excavations for prehistoric and Roman Cornwall, the book is a fully illustrated account of archaeological excavations which took place on the headland during the summer of that year.

The Second World War halted work on the site and the results of the excavations have remained unpublished until now.

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