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Projects to remove power poles from protected landscapes have led to archaeological discoveries dating back 6,000 years. ????????? slotxo

National Grid is burying 6 miles (9 km) of power lines in Dorset's Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) area near Winterbourne Abbas.Excavations before the work reveal Roman settlements, as well as discoveries of the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

The earliest artifacts are flint tools and pottery from about 4,000 BC.
More than 25 researchers from Oxford Archeology spent 22 months investigating. It focuses on six locations along Dorchester's western route.

The work was concluded last month and preliminary results were revealed in a series of webinars organized by the National Grid.

at one place They unearthed eight stone buildings after the Late Roman period. with corn dryer Two large malt ovens and several millstones require cattle, water or slave power to operate. Archaeologists also found 34 burials along with Iron Age pottery. Indicates that the site has been occupied for about 500 years.

An investigation involving British history, the Dorset Partnership, AONB, and Dorset Archaeologists. It also revealed a burial mound, believed to be of the Bronze Age, and 11 carts, or burial mounds.

John Boothroyd, senior project manager at Oxford Archeology, said although the archaeological potential of the site was assessed during pre-construction construction, the site's archaeological potential had been assessed. "It has not stopped the size of the archaeological remains identified beyond our expectations."

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