Cambridgeshire: Site reveals 6,000-year-old relics
Published on 27 March 2004
RELICS dating back 6,000 years to the Neolithic age are being uncovered by archaeologists working on the site of the Fordham bypass.
A team from Cambridgeshire County Council's archaeology field unit are carrying out "digs" on the line of the road before the construction workers move in to build the new route.
Aileen Connor, project manager, said the Neolithic finds, close to the existing A142 road behind the massive Turners transport depot, had not been expected.
Trial digs carried out two years ago had indicated the presence of early Iron Age remains from about 2,500 years ago.
The finds have been found in what was probably a dumping ground for flint off-cuts and other rubbish from the nearby settlement.
Roman coins and other more recent remains have also been discovered.
Ms Connor said that the project, currently the largest archaeological investigation in Cambridgeshire, was expected to continue until the end of May.
An exhibition of the finds is due to be staged in the village this summer when work on the £12.5 million road begins.
From Online Cambridgeshire News
Posted by Jane
27th March 2004ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce