Bronze Age excavation project begins in Cornwall

The Bronze Age site Since the last excavations the site has been covered by dense vegetation

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A 10-day excavation project at a Bronze Age site in Cornwall has begun.

Organisers hope they will find more information on a settlement at the site near Lanyon.

Previous excavations have revealed Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age artefacts, said archaeologist, Dr Andy Jones.

There are at least 12 roundhouses at the site, which are believed to be approximately 3,500 years old, he added.

Since the last excavations in the 1980s, the site has been covered by dense vegetation.

Julian German, Cornwall Council cabinet member for historic environment, said: "This excavation will be a wonderful opportunity to see the remains of this ancient settlement uncovered by archaeologists."

Adrian Rodda, from the Cornwall Archaeological Society, said: "The excavation of this site will provide further information about the occupation of the settlement, as well as looking at the impact of bracken on sensitive archaeological remains."

The work is being funded by English Heritage, Cornwall Archaeological Society, Cornwall Heritage Trust, and Cornwall Council.

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