Thursday, December 15, 2011
Public urged to vote for Peak archaeology dig site
ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavations in the Peak District are in the running for a national award and support from the public can make all the difference.
The Fin Cop project is one of five shortlisted for the prestigious Archaeological Research Project of the Year Award by readers and editors of Current Archaeology magazine.
The excavations at Fin Cop, an Iron Age hill fort overlooking Monsal Dale, near Bakewell, rose to national significance when unexpected evidence of a prehistoric massacre was revealed.
Skeletal remains of several young women and children were found thrown into a ditch with the ramparts pushed over them more than 2,000 years ago.
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