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Massive Excavation Outside Cambridge

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cambridge Massive ExcavationCAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—Archaeologists working ahead of a planned development known as Great Kneighton outside Cambridge have unearthed evidence for settlements dating to the Middle Bronze Age, as well as burials from the Roman period. One grave contained eleven pottery vessels from Gaul, which were likely used for a funeral feast before the burial. "Crop mark analysis and a previous survey at Great Kneighton had suggested that archaeology would be present," said Oxford Archaeology East's Richard Mortime. "But the site threw up far more extensive and unusual remains than expected."