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1 May 2006
Prehistoric cremation urn unearthed at school site dig

Several important finds have been made at an archaeological dig on the site of the proposed new school in Lockerbie (Scotland). It was decided to survey the area after information was received by the council suggesting it could be an area containing buried remains. The dig unearthed a cremation urn from about 1900 BCE and what is believed to be an early Bronze Age grave.
     "The excavations have already given a real insight into the several thousand years of human history in just one small area of the region," said council archaeologist Jane Brann. "There is a real concentration of prehistoric archaeological sites known in the Lockerbie area showing it had much to offer our distant ancestors.

Source: BBC News (25 April 2006)

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