Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rabbits unearth a trove of New Stone Age treasure at Land's End

Burrowing bunnies have uncovered an 8,000-year old treasure trove buried near Land’s End.
The family of rabbits are believed to be responsible for unearthing the archaeological “gold mine” less than 200 yards from the Cornish landmark.

Archaeologists said that the animals had uncovered arrow heads, flint tools and hide scrapers dating back to the Neolithic Age.

Although a formal excavation of the 150-acre site hasn't started yet, the discovery suggests there could also be a large Neolithic – or New Stone Age -  cemetery, Bronze Age burial mounds and an Iron Age hill fort buried there.
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