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Ancient site set for excavation

Not sure where this site is, except that it is near Lanyon.....

A glimpse into Cornish life 3,500 years ago is on offer next weekend as an archaeological investigation is carried out at one of the county's most important heritage sites.

The work at the Bronze Age site near Lanyon, north of Penzance, will be undertaken by Cornwall Archaeological Society and Historic Environment Projects, for Cornwall Council.

The site is a roundhouse settlement and field system, which is approximately 3500 years old, with at least 12 roundhouses.

Previous excavation of two of the roundhouses in the 1980s led to the recovery of Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age artefacts and this has recently been confirmed by radiocarbon dating Since the 1980s the site has been covered by dense vegetation, most notably bracken, and the project will provide an important chance to examine the effects of bracken roots on
archaeological sites.

An open day will be held on Saturday 10 September for members of the public to visit the excavations.

The work is being organised through Historic Environment's Scheduled Monument Management project, and funded jointly by English Heritage, Cornwall Archaeological Society, Cornwall Heritage Trust
moss Posted by moss
3rd September 2011ce
Edited 11th August 2013ce

Comments (6)

most likely Bodrifty excavated 1950's and surveyed 1985 as Porthmeor mostly courtyard houses so these would have been mentioned at least wideford Posted by wideford
3rd September 2011ce
Or possibly Bossullow settlement? ocifant Posted by ocifant
3rd September 2011ce
Its at Bosiliack
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
4th September 2011ce
Is it this one then Mr H?
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
4th September 2011ce
I would think so....should think they are having a wet and windy time of it! Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
7th September 2011ce
Aye, you're not wrong there. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th September 2011ce
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